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How can schools train all teachers to be 'teachers of SEN'? Two of our associate experts set out first steps in training teachers to be 'teachers of special educational needs (SEN)'. We cite guidance from nasen and link to more of our articles.

Planning training

One of our members asked us about different methods for training teachers so that “every teacher is a teacher of special educational needs (SEN)”. In the revised SEN and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice, this phrase has been replaced by the idea that “every teacher is a teacher of every child”.

SEND Code of Practice, GOV.UK – Department for Education DfE (Adobe pdf file)

One of our associate education experts, Lorraine Petersen, a former chief executive officer of nasen, said that the first step when planning training and development for teachers so that all teachers are 'teachers of SEN' is to establish what 'quality first teaching' and differentiation look like in your school.

She said that this will need to be done in house, in order to take account of:

She recommended that schools

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