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 January 2018

Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017

SEN Leader Issue 21 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.

Articles

Creating the right learning environment for students with SEND

Supporting a visually impaired pupil in the classroom

Presenting the evidence to Ofsted: Guidance for SENCos

Assessment: An inclusive approach

Strategic planning for SENCos: Organising the operational 

SEN facts and figures in 2017

ADD and ADHD: Case study

How happy are our SEN students?

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Time to review your exclusions practice @

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Q&As

Q. With the government’s response to the Rochford consultation released – what might be the implications for our SEN practice?

Q. We are aware that several of our pupils live in households where domestic violence is an issue.  What are the main messages from Ofsted’s report and how might they apply to us?

Q. We are concerned that bullying of our SEN pupils seems to be on the increase. What can our department do to help them?

Q. We are expecting an Ofsted inspection. What is the latest information about inspection of SEND?

Q. We've heard that funding might be avaialble for internal inclusion units.  How might we access this?

Toolkits

Form – Explaining good teaching: Pupil handout

Worked example – Teaching, learning and assessment self-evaluation against the grade descriptors for SEN

Worked example – Leadership and management self-evaluation against the grade descriptors for SEN

Handout – Visual impairment classroom review

Form – Visual impairment classroom review

Form – Intervention impact record

Form – Reflecting on our approach to assessment for SEN

Worked example – SEN annual overview: Primary school

Form – Priorities and time management

Form – SEN profile

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Worked example – Outcomes for pupils self-evaluation for SEN @

Worked example – Personal development, behaviour and welfare self-evaluation for SEN @

Form – Comparing rates of exclusion @

Form – Decision making and leadership @

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