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Back to School: Essential Tips and Advice for SENCOs

Start the school year right!  Essential Tips and Advice for SENCOs has been created to help special educational needs coordinators create an inclusive classroom, tackle daily challenges and make the most of their role. It is a collection of chapters from our new and bestselling books, including two from the nasen series.

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In this free download, you will find practical tips on how to create an inclusive classroom and advice on tackling the challenges of your day-to-day job. We hope that it will help you start the year right and serve as a professional development tool. 

Plus, in the resource you'll find a special 20% discount code valid on all our Inclusion & SEND books! Hurry, it expires 31st October 2018.

If you're a SENCO, a teacher working with children with SEND, an education professional or a parent wanting to know more about SENCO life, download our free resource and browse our book collection.

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  • The SENCo Handbook

    Leading and Managing a Whole School Approach, 7th Edition

    By Elizabeth Cowne, Carol Frankl, Liz Gerschel

    This seventh edition of the best-selling The SENCo Handbook has been updated to reflect the impact that the implementation of the SEND Code of Practice (DfE/DoH 2015) has had on policy and practice in schools and for SENCos. It provides vital information on statutory requirements, practical…

    Paperback – 2018-11-14

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  • Essential Tips for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom

    A Road Map to Quality-first Teaching, 1st Edition

    By Pippa Whittaker, Rachael Hayes

    This go-to resource provides practitioners with quick, easy and cost-effective ways of improving inclusive practices in educational settings. Addressing the needs of children with various disabilities, from ADHD, dyslexia and low literacy skills, to physical disabilities, mental health and social…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
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  • The SENCO Survival Guide

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

    By Sylvia Edwards

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    nasen spotlight

More SENCO resources

  • Children Beyond Labels

    Understanding Standardised Assessment and Managing Additional Learning Needs in Primary School, 1st Edition

    By Rhian Spence

    Children Beyond Labels is an accessible guide to understanding standardised assessment and managing high incidence additional learning needs in the primary school. It offers jargon-free insight into the results of formal assessments which are often used within professional reports and cuts to the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01

  • Supporting Children with Autism in the Primary Classroom

    A Practical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Dawn Connor

    This invaluable resource offers a wealth of strategies enabling you to support children with autism in the mainstream classroom. Cutting through the jargon and recognising the huge variety of ways in which children’s perceptions, feelings and behaviours may be affected by autism, the text is packed…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26

  • Developing Early Communication, Language and Learning Skills at Home

    Creating Personalised Activity Packs for Parents, 1st Edition

    By Laura Osman, Heidi Manouchehri

    Developing Early Communication, Language and Learning Skills at Home is full of tried-and-tested, practical activities for children developing their communication, language and learning skills including those with special educational needs and disabilities. This book provides parents, teachers and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26

  • Teaching Reading and Phonics to Children with Language and Communication Delay

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Lynch

    Teaching Reading and Phonics to Children with Language and Communication Delay is an accessible and jargon-free book full of practical ideas for teaching the first stages of reading and phonics to children who have speech and language delay. Written by a bestselling author, this invaluable toolkit…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16

  • The Language Kit for Primary Schools

    Talking Together, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Dundas, Jane Hutchinson

    The Language Kit for Primary Schools is a comprehensive toolkit for teachers, SENCOs and teaching assistants who deliver group interventions in order to support language and communication in schools. Key features of the kit include: suggested strategies with clear guidelines to help practitioners…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15

  • The Post-16 SENCO Handbook

    An Essential Guide to Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Ramshaw

    This accessible, practical handbook provides essential guidance to SENCOs in sixth forms and colleges of further education on how to manage the support of students with additional needs, and how to work with their colleagues, students' families and external professionals to co-ordinate effective…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
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  • Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs

    Helping SENCOs maintain a work/life balance, 3rd Edition

    By Jean Gross

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
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