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Visit to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byUpdate Major consultations with professionals and parents have been the precursor to an overhaul of the way our education system supports pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Lorraine Petersen (OBE), CEO of nasen, outlines the main recommendations of the resulting Green Paper and gives an overview of the announcements and events that practitioners can expect in the coming months.For practitioners, recent years have heralded a number of changes to the way we approach special educational needs in the UK. After the publication of the SEND Green Paper, another consultation period saw over 2000 responses to recommendations, which the Department for Education (DfE) are expected to comment on in the autumn term. The resulting White Paper is expected in spring 2012, although if this is correct then clues to any major legislative changes to the system can be expected in the Queen's speech at the state opening of parliament in November 2011.The 2011 autumn term promises to be eventful for the education sector; in addition to curriculum changes and announcements concerning the Green Paper, funding once again rears its head. The results of the DfE's current school funding

Visit to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byUpdate on.SENconsultation, which could have a significant impact on the way schools are funded for SEN pupils, are expected in the autumn term.Continuing professional development lies at the heart of successful teaching practices and a whole-school support and training package, funded by the DfE, is being developed by nasen. This will offer an overview of all aspects of special educational needs and disabilities and focus on peer-training, with a repository of downloadable resources. For more information, please visit The SEN Zone at BETT continues to be the largest, most comprehensive gathering of educational ICT providers for special needs in the UK. Committed to helping every child reach their full potential, the zone is focused on new techniques, new information and new resources to help reach that goal. Located within the zone, Learn Live will offer dedicated SEN seminars, workshops and learning sessions exploring a wide range of issues, featuring expert speakers and practitioners.Helping Everyone Achieve