The SENCO Survival Guide

The nuts and bolts of everything you need to know
Author: Sylvia Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317395379
Category: Education
Page: 150
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Still the best ‘all round’ guide for SENCOs on the market’ Pippa Whittaker, Curriculum Leader for Inclusion, City Academy, Bristol The SENCO Survival Guide is an informative resource, fully updated with the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice and containing practical advice to help SENCOs manage their responsibilities and lead their school effectively towards a common goal. In light of current developments, this resource sets out the government's fresh agenda for whole school discussion and helps SENCOs in mainstream or special schools at every stage to manage changes in SEND policy and practice. With up to date information on the changes taking place to support learners with SEN and disabilities, this fully revised new edition also includes: strategies to break the cycle of SEND low achievement advice on crucial aspects of the SENCO role, including assessment, provision mapping, preparing for OFSTED, disability discrimination and equality advice on training, managing and deploying teaching assistants effectively ways in which the enhanced role of parents can be harnessed in order to achieve maximum success for learners with SEND. This book will give SENCOs the confidence, skills and knowledge to promote maximum achievement for learners with SEND in all schools, across all key stages and will support them in their role to develop and shape their schools’ policies and practices on SEND. This book will also be of use to other members of staff looking for practical strategies to raise the attainment of all pupils with SEN and disabilities.

The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs

Impact and implications for SENCOs, teachers and their schools
Author: Alison Ekins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317484665
Category: Education
Page: 202
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Fully revised with the requirements of the 2014 new SEN Code of Practice, this second edition of The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs shows teachers, SENCOs and students in teacher training how to respond to the rapidly changing context of special education. This highly practical and accessible text unlocks the often confusing field of special education provision in schools today by: Summarising and clarifying new policy directions as they emerge, in light of the new SEN Code of Practice Suggesting clear, practical activities to bring the theory to life, helping practitioners to review and reflect upon their work; Encouraging critical reflection about existing systems within the school context, considering whether these will remain appropriate and ‘fit for purpose’; Giving opportunities for teachers, SENCOs and senior leaders to contextualise the new changes in terms of the implications for practice in their own school. Including a new chapter on Using Technologies to Support the Development of Inclusive Practices, this text is packed with activities, case studies and points for reflection. It will help the teacher, SENCO, senior leader or advisor to make sense of the rapid pace of change of policy and terminology related to SEN and supports readers in a positive way, emphasising the exciting opportunities that these changes will provide for developing new, innovative and creative working practices. This book will also be essential reading for all SENCOs completing the National Award for SEN Coordination.

Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs

Helping SENCOs maintain a work/life balance
Author: Jean Gross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317485777
Category: Education
Page: 250
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Are you overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork that SEN generates in your school? Would you like to spend more time actually improving the quality of teaching and learning for pupils with SEN or disabilities? If so, this is an essential book for you. Fully revised and updated for the 2014 SEN Code of Practice, this new edition contains strategies for reducing the number of individual education plans and review meetings. Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs will help you to use existing systems for target setting, recording and planning – personalised systems that are used for all children as part of everyday teaching practices. It lists the intervention programmes that really work and showcases the work of four schools that have successfully developed ways of planning provision, working with parents, and supporting staff development. Ready-to-use proforma in the book are also available online, and include a model policy for Ofsted; strategy sheets for all main types of SEN; provision maps and proformas to help you plan, monitor and evaluate your provision Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs will provide support for school leaders, SENCOs and anyone undertaking the national SENCO award. A practical and engaging guide, this new and updated edition shows how to put responsibility for supporting children with most types of additional need firmly back where it belongs – with class and subject teachers. It will help you – in the words of one SENCO – ‘get your life back’.

Provision Mapping and the SEND Code of Practice

Making it work in primary, secondary and special schools
Author: Anne Massey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317442180
Category: Education
Page: 144
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In the busy world that schools inhabit, this book provides clear guidance on how to implement a simple and user-friendly system that will ensure all pupil progress is forensically examined and any inadequacies swiftly addressed. Provision Mapping and the SEND Code of Practice describes a tried and tested system that helps schools to successfully identify, implement and track provision for all pupils, irrespective of whether they have a special educational need or not. This new edition: demonstrates how schools can implement the requirements of the new SEND Code of Practice provides achievable solutions to the problems that schools face in trying to evidence the impact of the additional support they provide provides photocopiable templates of tables that can be used to track progress of all pupils contains easy to use tools that will allow a school to clearly evidence that additional funding is used efficiently. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect the recent changes to SEN legislation, the new SEND Code of Practice (2015), the new National Curriculum and new assessment requirements and the new Common Inspection Framework. Additional material has been added to provide a resource for secondary and special schools. Headteachers, senior managers, leadership teams, SENCOs and other educational professionals will find the guidance and support provided by this book invaluable.

Identifying Children With Special Needs

Checklists and Action Plans for Teachers
Author: Glynis Hannell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412915953
Category: Education
Page: 180
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Presents information and guidelines for teachers on how to recognize special needs children.

Meeting Special Educational Needs in Secondary Classrooms

Inclusion and how to do it
Author: Sue Briggs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317521056
Category: Education
Page: 178
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There are greater numbers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) now attending mainstream schools. This fully updated and revised edition of Meeting Special Educational Needs in Secondary Classrooms is written by an experienced teacher, adviser and SEN consultant and explains the challenges that these children face. This is a practical book full of guidance for teachers and teaching assistants who support children with SEND in mainstream secondary classrooms. Now fully updated to include the requirements of the 2014 Children and Families Act and SEND Code of Practice, this book: covers all aspects of teaching children with SEND, including planning, teaching and learning promotes successful communication between teachers, parents and students contains photocopiable resources and templates. With practical guidance on how to make the curriculum more accessible for children with SEND, this book will help teachers and TAs work together to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities more effectively.

Identifying Special Needs

Checklists for profiling individual differences
Author: Glynis Hannell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317962141
Category: Education
Page: 218
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Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help teachers quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioural disorders, specific learning disorders, sensory impairments and other forms of special need. The practical checklists and resources in this fully revised new edition help both classroom and specialist teachers to Screen any student for possible special needs Understand the causes and characteristics of various types of special needs Request and prepare for an intervention or IEP team meeting Link classroom observations to diagnostic criteria used by specialists Create accurate and comprehensive profiles for individual students Record each student’s unique pattern of development within a special needs ‘label’ Quickly record important information and avoid writing time-consuming reports Coordinate information from several teachers or professionals Monitor progress and track significant changes over time Involve parents in observing and discussing their child’s pattern of strengths and challenges Plan effective, inclusive intervention in the classroom setting Follow up with recommended further reading, websites and professional references Recognising special needs and identifying each student’s unique profile of positive attributes and difficulties enables teachers and other educational professionals to ensure that all their students receive the support they need to succeed.

The SENCo Handbook

Leading and Managing a Whole School Approach
Author: Elizabeth Cowne,Carol Frankl,Liz Gerschel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317611772
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This sixth edition of the best-selling SENCo Handbook has been extensively updated to take account of the SEND Code of Practice (2014), recent research, and implications for policy and practice in schools and for SENCos. It provides vital information, practical approaches to the SENCo role and responsibilities, and perceptive analysis of issues, relevant to all schools, early years settings and colleges. Debating and discussing how the SENCo role has changed and will change, this book will help all SENCos, headteachers and school leaders to create and implement effective whole-school policy and practice for special educational needs. Key topics include: leading and managing change in SEN policy and practice building the capacity of class and subject teachers to meet the needs of pupils managing the graduated response for those with identified additional needs tracking and recording progress developing whole-school approaches to policy and practice for those with SEND the deployment and management of support staff working with children, young people and their parents working in partnership with a range of outside agencies and services Photocopiable training materials are included, as well as source lists for further reading and information. The SENCo Handbook is essential reading for those studying for the National Award for SEN Co-ordination, whilst more experienced SENCos will value its academic underpinning and common-sense on issues that matter.

Perspectives on Play

Learning for Life
Author: Avril Brock,Sylvia Dodds,Pam Jarvis,Yinka Olusoga
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864735
Category: Education
Page: 344
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This book presents a review and critical analysis of research in the field whilst exploring development in the early childhood years from a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives. Brock's approach will offer a dynamic perspective on the practice of play that will rival existing texts currently on the market, it will be a valuable asset for any student studying for an Early Childhood, Childhood, or Education Studies degree.

Inclusion and How to Do It

Meeting SEN in Primary Classrooms
Author: Sue Briggs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136609377
Category: Education
Page: 128
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There are greater numbers of children with SEN now attending mainstream schools - some of them with quite significant difficulties such as Down's Syndrome and autism. This book explains the challenges these children face and how teachers and support staff can ease their way. Differentiation is covered in detail, with practical guidance on how to make the curriculum accessible to the "hard to teach" children.

Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches

Practical Strategies for the Inclusion of Special Needs in Primary School
Author: Jill Jenkinson,Tessa Hyde,Saffia Ahmad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470986638
Category: Education
Page: 448
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Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches is a resource book for educational staff and pediatric occupational therapists, especially those new to the field. It shows how the implications of physical, psychological, social, and learning difficulties impact upon children’s abilities. This highly practical book will help readers recognize when a student’s poor performance within the classroom is a result of a medical condition or underlying motor and perceptual deficits.

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions


Author: Hull City Council
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317395255
Category: Education
Page: 152
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The fully revised new edition of Supporting Children with Medical Conditions provides teachers and practitioners with a reference to medical conditions most commonly found amongst school-aged children, including asthma, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, eczema, epilepsy, head injuries, heart conditions, hydrocephalus and spina bifida. With up to date advice for practitioners, each condition is clearly described in terms of causes, symptoms and treatment, and the authors accessibly explain the educational implications – what teachers and support staff should be aware of, how they can minimise pupils’ difficulties in school and maximise access to the curriculum. With all the vital information practitioners will need to know about Medical Conditions, this book includes: Definitions of different Medical Conditions and their educational implications Guidelines for staff providing intimate personal care for pupils Suggestions to allow pupils to have full access to the curriculum Fully updated with the 2014 SEND Code of Practice and the guidance published in 2014 on ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’, this text will help professionals be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. It also features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources.

Dyslexia in Practice

A Guide for Teachers
Author: Janet Townend,Martin Turner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461541697
Category: Education
Page: 349
View: 9514
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Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that hinders the learning of literacy skills. This problem with managing verbal codes in memory is neurologically based and tends to run in families. Other symbolic systems, such as mathematics and musical notation, can also be affected. Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual ability. It can accompany, but is not a result of, lack of motivation, emotional disturbance, sensory impairment or meagre opportunities. The effects of dyslexia can be alleviated by skilled specialist teaching and committed learning. Moreover many dyslexic people have visual and spatial abilities which enable them to be successful in a wide range of careers. The appearance of this book .. is to be welcomed. It represents a full statement of the best practice to be found in the many kinds of intervention that are conducted with dyslexic students. It addresses some fundamental questions that are seldom asked and much of what the skilled teacher knows and does is set down here in print for the first time. From the Preface: `Collectively, the chapters provide a synthesis of current practice focusing on how to assess and treat the symptoms of dyslexia, guided by a proper understanding of the cognitive and linguistic weaknesses that underpin the condition. The book makes clear that the backbone of intervention for dyslexia is a highly structured multisensory approach that teaches reading and spelling skills at the appropriate rate. However, it is also explicit in pointing out that such a programme must be delivered with due attention to individual differences in the other cognitive skills that contribute to literacy development, and take account of the learner's style, interests and not least their confidence and self-esteem. This book provides an important resource for teachers who wish to become competent in the skills required for the assessment, teaching, supporting and counselling of dyslexic people in a variety of settings. It promises to reach many teachers and in turn, their students and families'. Margaret J. Snowling, University of York, UK

The Dyslexia Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
Author: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.,Judith Stern, M.A.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470429815
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 440
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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.

Provision Mapping

Improving Outcomes in Primary Schools
Author: Anne Massey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415530288
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 97
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Written by an experienced practitioner who has a very current understanding of the school context, this book gives a fantastically clear, detailed and realistic strategy for primary schools with regards to raising attainment and inclusive practice. Anne Massey has provided a cogent and manageable system of provision mapping for whole-school improvement. – Pippa Whittaker, SENCO, Hans Price Academy, UK. 'This very detailed book will enable schools to develop whole school approaches which improve outcomes and ensure that they are removing barriers to participation and achievement for all children.' – Dr Peter Grimes, Principal Lecturer in Inclusive School Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. This highly practical book contains all the guidance and resources a school will need in order to implement an efficient and effective system of pupil progress tracking and evaluative Provision Mapping. It is a tried and tested system that has been shown to improve outcomes for all pupils, including those with SEN, and sits at the very heart of school self-evaluation. Throughout this book, teachers will find achievable solutions to the problems schools face in trying to ensure that their practice results in all pupils making good progress. Anne Massey has adapted the original version of Provision Mapping and developed it into a more evaluative framework that links a number of school improvement actions together. All the recommendations in this book have been tried and tested in Primary schools, and have been proven to: bring about better progress and engagement for all pupils; provide an enhanced understanding of inclusion by teachers; improve communication between the school, parents and the Local Authority; reduce bureaucracy and paperwork for SENCOs; foster an improved understanding of 'value for money'. Headteachers, senior managers, leadership teams, SENCOs and other educational professionals will find the guidance and support provided by this toolkit invaluable. Provision Mapping will also be of value to those studying the more SEN-specific postgraduate diplomas or Masters level qualifications.

Able, Gifted and Talented Underachievers


Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470741244
Category: Education
Page: 436
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A practical guide to identifying gifted underachievers and enabling them to fulfil their potential, raising whole school standards. Extensive new content includes the latest best practice in addressing able underachievement Explains the origins of underachievement, both overt and covert, especially in more able learners - provides a model that identifies a range of factors that conspire to lower achievement The UK Government's 2005 White Paper 'Higher Standards, Better Schools for All' set specific provision for Gifted and Talented (G&T) - there are similar programmes in all developed countries The editor is a leading researcher in G&T education - contributors include Belle Wallace, Barry Hymer and Ian Warwick, the foremost practitioners in the field

The Perfect SENCO


Author: Natalie Packer
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781351201
Category: Education
Page: 128
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The essential SENCO's guide for doing the job perfectly. Real education isn't about a race to the top of the class or the league table. It isn't about being better than anyone else or accumulating as many qualifications as you possibly can. It's about being helped to be the best you can possibly be by professionals who are skilled enough to know how to do it and compassionate enough to take the time to do it well. Nowhere is this philosophy more important than when it comes to supporting children with special educational needs and this book, commissioned for our Perfect Series by a SEN consultant with many years' experience, will help you achieve just that.

Rita Cheminais' Handbook for New SENCOs


Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1849200963
Category: Education
Page: 160
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With downloadable electronic resources Are you a new or trainee SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) looking for guidance? Do you have responsibility for your school's special educational needs (SEN) provision? Leading and co-ordinating SEN provision within a whole school is a mammoth task, and this book is your ultimate guide to getting it right. By breaking down the detailed information into manageable chunks, this book sets out the responsibilities of the SENCO and helps you make sure you are meeting the requirements of the SENCO Regulations. It is an invaluable guide for those working with children and young people from Birth to 19 in any setting. Chapters cover: - SEN, disability and Every Child Matters (ECM) legislation and policy - key elements of the National Award for SEN Coordination - coordinating SEN provision - planning and deploying the SEN budget - working in partnership with young people, parents and other professionals - leading, developing and supporting colleagues - record keeping and information management - provision mapping and management. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/ritacheminais for downloadable materials to support the chapters in this book, which include templates, activities, a PowerPoint presentation, staff surveys and training plans. Suitable for new SENCOs and anyone responsible for SEN provision in their setting, this handbook will also be of interest to everyone involved with delivering the national SENCO training.

Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity


Author: Norah Frederickson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523951X
Category: Education
Page: 666
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Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity is the definitive handbook for student teachers, newly qualified teachers, trainee educational psychologists, SENCO's and SEN Specialist Teachers.