BREAKING NEWS: Continued support from the Department for Education

20 May 22
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BREAKING NEWS: Continued support from the Department for Education

Working in Partnership

We are delighted to share this Department for Education (DfE) announcement!

Breaking news! The Department for Education and nasen has just confirmed the delivery partners of the Universal SEND Services Programme for the next 3 years. We are thrilled to announce that the Autism Education Trust will be the Whole School SEND Consortium Autism Partner for delivering Universal SEND services. Please find nasen's full press release here.

Introducing our Partners: who is nasen?

nasen is a leading UK charity which exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences, and they made a proposal for DfE funding on behalf of Whole School SEND Consortium.

What is the Whole School SEND Consortium (WSSC)?

The Whole School SEND Consortium is hosted by nasen, and it brings together schools, organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND can maximise their potential.

 “The proposal, which was developed in strategic partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), was made on behalf of the Whole School SEND Consortium (WSSC), and includes solutions from the Autism Education Trust along with key delivery partners in the education community.”

Working in partnership

At the AET, Partnership is one of our organisational values:

“We work collaboratively to run and deliver the AET programme. We work through partners to deliver our work because our focus is on capacity building and system wide change.”

Our CPD supported programme has been created in partnership with education professionals, parents and autistic children and young people themselves, so we are proud to support DfE intentions for autistic children and young people across the UK, and put the voice of autistic children and young people at the centre.

As Annamarie Hassall MBE, nasen CEO, and Chair of WSSC, stated:

It’s an exciting opportunity to connect and support all those involved in the education community – from the early years, to schools, post-16 and wider settings.

Would you like to attend autism training? Find your local training partner to enquire about the only DfE supported, CPD accredited autism training programme which has been created in partnership with education professionals, parents and autistic people themselves.