Free article: Autism - Championing transitions to university Free article: Mild deafness - Significant challenges Free article: SEN reform - Progress so far Free article: Access arrangements Free article: ADHD in the classroom Free article: Developing phonological awareness skills for struggling readers Free article: Pupil premium Free article: Using sensory stories - The importance of sensory learning Free article: Working with wellbeing Free article: Parental engagement - Changes for parents and schools Free article: Meeting everyone’s needs - The most able students Free article: Selective mutism: Seen but not always heard - part one Free article: Early years, SEN and inspection Free article: A day in the life ... of a speech and language therapist

Free article: Autism - Championing transitions to university

The University of Bath’s Summer School for students on the autism spectrum has experience in easing the transition between school and university. Steph Calley, a research assistant at the summer…

Free article: Mild deafness - Significant challenges

Rachel O’Neill looks at the impact of mild deafness on children, and explains why calling something mild does not prevent it from being a real challenge to the affected student.

Free article: SEN reform - Progress so far

After one year of implementation of SEN reform, schools and parents are reporting a very mixed picture across the country. Suzanne O’Connell considers what the DfE is proposing and what…

Free article: Access arrangements

Access arrangements are a contentious issue, debated every year, but they are vital to ensure a level playing field for all our students. Sam Garner, a trainer and consultant for access arrangements, addresses…

Free article: ADHD in the classroom

Are you waiting for them to fail or challenging them to succeed? Jane Cordez reminds us that pupils do not care what you know until they know that you care.

Free article: Developing phonological awareness skills for struggling readers

Rosie Eachus explores using phonological awareness activities with young children to ensure that any learning gaps are noticed and given extra support.

Free article: Pupil premium

The pupil premium remains the government’s flagship method of providing additional resources to disadvantaged pupils. In this article we give advice to the SENCo about how it might be used.

Free article: Using sensory stories - The importance of sensory learning

Joanna Grace explains how children with disabilities can benefit from stories that are told by sharing sensory experiences.

Free article: Working with wellbeing

Working on children's wellbeing does more than make them happier. Giles Bryant explains the observable difference that simple exercises can make to pupils with SEN, with something for every age.

Free article: Parental engagement - Changes for parents and schools

Jenny Townsend gives an overview of the green paper’s potential impact on schools’ relationships with parents.

Free article: Meeting everyone’s needs - The most able students

Ofsted’s new report on the most able has implications for every group of students in the school. In this article we look at the recommendations and what they might mean…

Free article: Selective mutism: Seen but not always heard - part one

In the first of two articles, Liz Tucker explains selective mutism and what the implications can mean for the child.

Free article: Early years, SEN and inspection

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework sets out requirements for the education and care of all children in early years settings.Christine Newton examines the framework and Ofsted inspection requirements,…

Free article: A day in the life ... of a speech and language therapist

In this regular feature, we look at what a usual day holds for a professional who works with children with special educational needs. Here the speech and language therapist (SLT)…

The latest content - June 2016

Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

SEN Leader Issue 15 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.

Articles

Autistic spectrum disorders: Being part of the conversation

Autistic spectrum disorders: What parents want SENCos to know

Nurture groups and parental engagement

Online gaming: Addiction and management

Finding time for research

Working with the Three Wave Model

Deconstructing the link between SEND and poverty

Premium Plus Articles

Evaluating provision for the more able

The most able students in non-selective secondary schools

Q&As

Q. Our governors have asked about our admission arrangements. How do we make sure that we’re following the correct process?

Q. Now the final plans are revealed for inspecting LAs, what can schools expect?

Q. An ‘independent supporter’ is going to be visiting our school to discuss a pupil who needs an EHC plan. Who are they and what can I expect?

Q. We’ve heard plenty about forced academisation but what does the white paper have to say about pupils with SEND?

Toolkits

Form – Using SEN CPD research

Worked example – Using SEN CPD research

Form – Gaming diary

Worked example – Gaming diary

Form – Learning guide

Worked example – Learning guide

Form – Record of actions, discussions/decisions, interventions and outcomes (RADIO)

Form – Pupils with SEND and eligible for pupil premium

Form – Review of practice against recommendations

Worked example – Review of practice against recommendations

Checklist – Admission arrangements

Premium Plus Toolkits

Checklist – Identifying more able pupils

Form – Partnership plan

Example – Transition-day planning

Form – Thinking about disadvantage exercise

Instructions – Child feedback form: Anxiety

 

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