SEND Forum – Spring 2021

Welcome to the hidden web page of the spring 2021 SEND Forum. The aim is to provide all the necessary slideshows, handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues back in school; indeed, a number of delegates have successfully done this with our Forum materials. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

PC or Mac with internet access and speakers, microphone and web cam.

Printed handout OR e-handout downloaded onto your tablet:




Links to use

Course evaluation form




PowerPoint Slides





‘Be Internet Legends’: a Free Educational Initiative for Primary Schools.

Teachers can order their free Be Internet Legends curriculum pack and Digital Wellbeing module here

Teachers and other professionals working with families can sign up for the workshop here


Teaching Empathy Through Fiction with Empathy Lab

You can find the book list and ordering details here: There is currently a 26% discount off all books listed.

For more guidance on how to teach empathy through fiction, visit, where you will find a wealth of resources and support for schools, including the opportunity to take part in Empathy Day on 10th June 2021. Visit here for more information: 

Beth Rowe, Deputy Head and Year 5 teacher, has also written a great little blog on the subject to helps teachers and schools get started in teaching empathy through fiction. You’ll find it here


How the National Tutoring Programme can be a powerful tool to help pupils with SEND

Read the full article here


SEND and SENCO experiences during lockdowns: two surveys highlight similar views

Download the SENCO Survey here 

Read more about the SNJ Summer Survey here 

Read more about the SENCO workload survey here 

 Remote education research from OFSTED

Read the full report here 


‘Resilience Development Pack: 7 days, Many Ways’ from NASEN

Download the pack here




SEND Training

Mental health and trauma needs of children – practicality & hope

Mike Armiger


Review Mike’s presentation and view the full unedited version of Zena’s interview with Mike (interview begins at 42:37 minutes).



Contact Mike at [email protected]

#[email protected]



Tuesday 20th April 2021 – two sessions available (1.30-3.00pm and 3.30-5.00pm)
Cost: £30FREE to ILOP schools and delegates attending the Spring Term Inclusion Forums (not Essentials)

To book onto the sessions please visit  here


My SEND issue is…


Lorraine Petersen’s list of resources for remote learning for pupils with SEND

Resource PDF

SNJ commentary on back to school guidance for SEND


Next Steps in SEND

Find your local IAS service

IASS support during the Coronavirus pandemic


Introduction to the Information Advice and Support Service:

Taken from:

About | Council For Disabled Children



Annual Review online

Action plan


Cabinet Office & Department for Education, 2021. Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 3rd February 2021].

Council for Disabled Children, n.d. What do IAS services do?. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 29th January 2021].

Empathy Lab, 2021. Read for Empathy Collection 2021. [Online]
Available at:
[Accessed 14th February 2021].

Gaiman, N., 2016. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction.. s.l.:Hachette UK.

Supporting SEND Pupils. 2021. [Film] s.l.: LPEC.

Coming next – Summer Term 2021

We are hopeful to be able to deliver our summer Inclusion Forums in venues (together with an online option available), however we do also have the option to deliver them via our online, interactive format (Zoom) if C-19 restrictions still dictate.

For venues, dates & to book please visit here



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