SEND Champions programme - what is included?

SEND Champions Resources


Hundreds of resources including:

  • Audit tools e.g. enabling environment audit
  • Activity ideas e.g. supporting visually impaired children
  • Special disability and autism awareness resources
  • Awareness days 
  • A bank of best practice, case studies and photographs
  • Support for delivering the integrated review
  • Ideas for malleable and sensory play
  • Research on SEND 
  • Lots of webinars e.g. spotting the signs
  • And much more!

As a SEND Champion you will go through a process of reflection and development with the staff and children at your setting.

  1. This will begin with an audit of your current SEND confidence, knowledge, positive relationships and enabling environment and resources

  2. You will create an action plan to continue development after completion of the project

  3. You will then have access to a whole host of support to develop your confidence, knowledge and practice with your staff team.

  4. Upon completing the programme you will receive a certificate of participation to demonstrate your dedication to developing SEND provision for the children at your setting. 

Online training


The main "Champion" member of staff plus six other members of staff will have access to online courses including: 

To purchase NDNA's Evaluative Practice and Impact Measurement and Supporting Children with SEND courses for seven staff members would normally cost almost £290 for members and over £375 for non-members. Both are included in your SEND Champions cost, along with other courses and hundreds of resources, representing great value and support!

Support from an early years adviser


As a SEND Champion you will also have access to one-to-one support from an NDNA SEND early years adviser. Your adviser is on hand via the telephone and emails to support you through the process.

Our early years adviser also runs a free and exclusive Facebook support group for all Champions to share best practice and useful links. You can also keep up-to-date on the SEND Champions Twitter page.