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NatSIP National Working Day - 4 June 2014 - Booking is now open

We are delighted to announce that booking for the NatSIP working day on Wednesday 4th June 2014 is now open.

The focus of the day is the Children and Families Act 2014 and 'putting the legislation into practice for SI learners'.

Keynote speakers include Phil Snell from DfE, Philippa Stobbs from CDC and Meera Craston from SQW.

The afternoon working groups will offer the opportunity to explore the ongoing work and new NatSIP publications to help with the implementation of the SEND reforms.

Click here to download a Flyer about the day,  the Booking Form, and the Agenda for the day (login/registration required)

NatSIP North - York - 10 July 2014

Save the date in your diary now!  NatSIP North returns to York on 10 July 2014.  The day will focus on service structures, quality improvement and collaboration to deliver the Local and Schools Offer for children and young people with sensory impairment.

The flyer is available here (once logged in to the website) NatSIP North 10 July 2014 flyer and the agenda and booking form will be available from 1st May

Outcomes Benchmarking Impact Report

The Outcomes Benchmarking Impact Report for 2011-12 (the last exercise) has now been published, and shows a wide variety of applications for the benchmarking data as used by different services.  The report is available here (registration/login required).

Presentations from 5 February 2014

We are  pleased to annouce that the presentations from the successful NatSIP National Working Day on 5 February 2014 are now available online here (login/registration required)

A message from Lord Low, following the Third Reading in the House of Lords in the afternoon of 5th February informs us that; "At the end the Minister stated that the Government had tabled or accepted 177 amendments in the Lords and that a total of 649 had been considered, with 54 letters, policy statements or regulations having been sent to peers by the Department". This does confirm the great interest from the Lords in the Bill.

NatSIP East - 28 April 2014 - Booking is now open

We're pleased to announce that booking for the NatSIP East Working Day on 28 March 2014 opened on Monday 27 January 2014.

The day will be held at Holiday Inn, Impington, Cambridge (see here for map and directions). 

As usual, we have a full agenda for the day, including Brian Lamb speaking on the Children and Families Act, Brian Gale on Funding Reforms Across the SI Sector, and a full workshop programme with opportunities to attend two workshops on the day.

There will also be an exhibition with displays from technology organisations in the SI sector.

Click here to download a Booking Form (login/registration required),

Presentations from NatSIP North

The regional NatSIP North event took place in York on 4th December 2013 with 50 delegates attending.

David Chater from DfE and Brian Lamb for NatSIP  gave keynote presentations about the SEND reforms and legislative changes being taken through Parliament at the moment. They both addressed the issues and impact on provision for children and young people with sensory impairment.  The presentations are  available for download here.  (Login/registration required).

Benchmarking Participants

Help us get to 82 LA participants in this year's benchmarking.
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as at
14 April 2014
Thanks to all who have contributed data so far.


Diary dates...


04 Jun 2014 10:00 - 16:00
NatSIP Working Day


10 Jul 2014 10:00 - 16:00
NatSIP North - York


11:00 23 Sep 2014 - 18:00 24 Sep 2014
VI Leadership for HoS with an HI Background


01 Oct 2014 10:00 - 16:00
NatSIP Working Day