Natspec and the National Union of Students (NUS) have been working in partnership for the last year to establish and develop a national student voice parliament for learners from Natspec member colleges. This work promotes learner voice and embeds practice to supports it.
To extend this work, Natspec has won a recent Education and Training Foundation (ETF) research tender and, in partnership with NUS, will conduct research into the roles of staff who support learner voice in a SEND setting as part of the Foundation’s SEND Workforce Development Programme.
This work will involve evaluate existing resources and practices; an online survey to gather data; and interviews with current practitioners to gather good practice. It will result in recommendations to support providers in embedding learner voice within their day-to-day work and wider organisational strategies.
We will be in touch in due course seeking your involvement and support with this work. If you’d like to learn more about it, please email Daniel.Baxter@nus.org.uk