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

Evaluation 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…

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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…

Evaluation 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…

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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…

Evaluation 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.

Evaluation 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,…

Evaluation 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 April 2017

Published: Tuesday, 14 March 2017

SEN Leader Issue 18 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.

Articles

Successsful transitions: Step by step

Evaluation article: Autism - Championing transitions to university

Attainment and progress: Rochford Review

Mental health: Developing a strategy

Verdict on SEN reform: The schools and colleges experience

Supporting bereaved pupils in school

Mitigating the impact of loss and trauma

Signing to support communication

Premium Plus Articles

From compliance to concern: Taking safeguarding seriously

Disadvantaged pupils: Engaging staff in improving outcomes

Q&As

Q. Following the Rochford Review’s final report, what is the future for P scales?

Q. One of our pupils has been off school now for over a week following a bereavement. We are concerned that her mother is keeping her at home. Do you have any suggestions?

Q. Lee Scott was critical of the medical care given in schools. What should we be doing exactly?

Toolkits

Form – Action planning your transition improvements

Form – Self-evaluating your transition arrangements

Handout – Key people who support university students with autism

Form – Prepare students with autism for higher education

Handout – The Scott Report

Worked example – SEN support mid-year review

Worked example – SEN support review process

Worked example – SEN support end of year review

Form – SEN support end of year review 

Form – SEN support review process

Handout – Mental health resources availabe to schools

Premium Plus Toolkits

Checklst – Compliance or concern?

Handout – Pupil premium advice for teaching staff

Checklst – Adult behaviours protocol for growth mindset

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