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External resources

The following offer a comprehensive range resources and guidance when working with children and young people with SEND:

  • SEND Gateway from NASEN, this covers whole school SEND approaches, what works, SEND forums and much more.  Sign up to NASEN is now FREE!
  • Provision Map -  a comprehensive range of tools which enables you to map and manage provision effectively and efficiently.
  • Whole School SEND has more resources for schools from NASEN
  • Special needs jungle, although primarily aimed at parents, this does have resources that can be useful for professionals.
  • Oak National Academy, this is a newly created online teaching resource in response to the covid-19 pandemic.  There are nearly 10,000 lessons and resources cover a wide range of subjects, from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 11.
  • The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations working together to support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.
  • The Dyslexia trust is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information regarding dyslexia to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector. 
  • Special Education and Inclusive Learning provides free printable SEND resources
  • Autism Education Trust for resources and training around Autism.
  • SEN Resource Source for some free SEN resources
  • The SEN Teacher has lots of resources from very experienced SEND professionals.
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire  for help and advice with using the SDQ.
  • Time to Change - Let’s end mental health discrimination
  • MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults.
  • Young Minds is and excellent resource for all things mental health.
  • PSHE Association – guidance on teaching SEMH and includes FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR KIRKLEES’ SCHOOLS
  • Youth Wellbeing Directory provides a list of local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25 
  • pdnet - a network for those supporting learners with physical disability, provides lots of resources for schools for those with a physical disability.
Last updated: 04/12/2020