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The SENCO Survival Guide

The nuts and bolts of everything you need to know, 2nd Edition

By Sylvia Edwards


150 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Identifying learners with SEND 1. Re-thinking Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties 2. The New Code: from Labels to Needs 3. Special Educational Needs and Disability Part 2: Providing for the needs of learners with SEND 4. Inclusion: Access, Challenges and Barriers 5. Inclusion for All 6. Intervention: Towards a Complete Package 7. Learning through Personalisation 8. Provision Mapping 9. Reconsidering the School Workforce 10. Developing a SEND-friendly Learning Environment Part 3: Evaluating progress for learners with SEND 11. Good Progress: or Under-achievement? 12. Developing Pupil Voice and Independence 13. Parents as Equal Partners Conclusion

About the Author

Sylvia Edwards is an independent SEN consultant

About the Series

nasen spotlight

The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education