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Do you have responsibility for your school's special educational needs (SEN) provision? Are you currently undertaking the National award for SENCOs? By breaking down the detailed information into manageable chunks, this book sets out the responsibilities of the SENCO and helps you make sure you are meeting the government requirements of the most recent reforms to SEN provision and regulations. Helping you lead and manage SEN provision this book covers: New SEN legislations and policy (the new SEND Code of Practice) Planning and deploying the SEN budget Working in partnership with young people, parents and other professionals How to deal with the new paperwork requirements Building capacity among staff and self-evaluating the quality of your settings provision Meeting the latest OFSTED requirements, in relation to SEND Suitable for SENCOs and anyone responsible for SEN provision in their setting it is an invaluable guide those working with children from Birth to 19. About Rita CheminaisRita has over thirty years experience in the field of education working as a teacher, SENCO, OFSTED Inspector, General, Senior and Principal Adviser for SEN & Inclusion, education consultant, author and keynote speaker on SEN.
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With downloadable electronic resources Are you a new or trainee SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) looking for guidance? Do you have responsibility for your school's special educational needs (SEN) provision? Leading and co-ordinating SEN provision within a whole school is a mammoth task, and this book is your ultimate guide to getting it right. By breaking down the detailed information into manageable chunks, this book sets out the responsibilities of the SENCO and helps you make sure you are meeting the requirements of the SENCO Regulations. It is an invaluable guide for those working with children and young people from Birth to 19 in any setting. Chapters cover: - SEN, disability and Every Child Matters (ECM) legislation and policy - key elements of the National Award for SEN Coordination - coordinating SEN provision - planning and deploying the SEN budget - working in partnership with young people, parents and other professionals - leading, developing and supporting colleagues - record keeping and information management - provision mapping and management. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/ritacheminais for downloadable materials to support the chapters in this book, which include templates, activities, a PowerPoint presentation, staff surveys and training plans. Suitable for new SENCOs and anyone responsible for SEN provision in their setting, this handbook will also be of interest to everyone involved with delivering the national SENCO training.
Recent changes to education policy have brought about a new emphasis on promoting school-to-school support and school-led improvement, in order to ensure that all pupils, including those with SEN, achieve their optimum potential. SENCOs, often in the role of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE), now undertake coaching, mentoring and the delivery of training to ensure that trainee, newly qualified and experienced teachers and teaching assistants have the practical skills to effectively meet the needs of pupils with SEN. In her trademark down-to-earth style, Rita Cheminais shows SENCOs how to respond to and enhance this exciting and pivotal new role by: Explaining the new school-to-school support and school-led improvement context that many SENCOs will be working in; Clarifying the role of the outstanding SENCO, as a Specialist Leader of Education; Maximising on the best practice arising from the effective use of the pupil premium and the ‘Achievement for All’ initiative; Confirming OFSTED’s expectations for SEND in the revised inspection schedule for schools and academies; Describing how best to monitor, evaluate and validate best practice in school-to-school support. Packed with time-saving, photocopiable resources, examples of best practice and further activities for reflection, this practical book will enable the SENCO to respond to the current agenda, particularly in performing the role of a Specialist Leader of Education, disseminating SEN expertise across schools. Promoting and Delivering School-to-School Support for Special Educational Needs will be essential reading for all outstanding and aspiring outstanding SENCOs working in the early years, primary, secondary and special phases of education, academies and Pupil Referral Units.
This reference covers the essential aspects of special educational needs important to effective classroom practice and relevant to NQT Induction Standards. It explores: recent legislative changes to the Code of Practice; practical hints and strategies to meet a diversity of pupil learning and behaviour needs; working with parents of SEN children; working with learning support assistants and subject teachers; making effective use of ICT with SEN pupils; and the role of SENCO.
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This practical comprehensive book for senior managers and inclusion coordinators covers all the essential aspects of how to manage inclusion more effectively. It informs coordinators about effectively managing their own continuing professional development, and that of other staff working within the inclusion team. The book explores the role of inclusion assistants, managing an inclusive resource center, identifying barriers to learning for a diversity of pupils; and applying the Index for Inclusion, the Business Excellence Model and the Ofsted school self-evaluation model to review and support inclusive school practice. It also looks at the role of external professionals, support services, beacon, special and specialist schools, national initiatives and ICT enabling schools to improve their inclusive provision.
Pupil voice is at the heart of Every Child Matters and is the driving force in acknowledging the rights, voice and choice of children and young people today. This very practical up-to-the-minute book is an invaluable and essential resource for all those working directly with pupils in schools and other educational settings, who wish to strengthen the engagement of pupil voice in their every day practice. This book covers: the origin, concept and principles of pupil voice the rights of children and young people in society today how the latest pupil voice national surveys and reports inform ECM practice at whole school, classroom and community levels effective practical approaches for gathering pupils views and enhancing their participation to inform and influence ECM decision-making evaluating the impact and outcomes of pupil voice on effecting change, in line with OFSTED and other national standards requirements. Featuring helpful checklists, models of good practice, templates and photocopiable resources that can be used in pupil voice developmental work, this accessible user-friendly guide is packed with useful information and advice, as well as offering suggestions for further reading, websites and resources. Those who will find this book useful are leaders and managers of Every Child Matters, trainee and experienced teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors, leading teachers and co-ordinators for Personalised Learning, PSHE and Citizenship, local authority Children’s Services professionals working directly with schools, and lecturers in higher education. If every child and young people’s views really matter, then every educational setting will value using this book.
This practical and comprehensive book for Inclusion Coordinators (SENCOs) covers all the essential aspects of how to manage inclusion more effectively. It informs coordinators about how to move inclusive policy and practice forward, within a range of educational settings. It views inclusion from an equal opportunities perspective, relating to all pupils, irrespective of their ability, disability, age, gender, ethnicity, language and background. The book explores appointing an inclusion coordinator, the role of the inclusion coordinator, time management for inclusion coordinators, and what an inclusion policy should contain. It covers auditing inclusive practice, reviewing and evaluating inclusion, OFSTED inspecting inclusion, and the role of the governor for inclusion. It also deals with additional target setting; using the revised P scales and the Emotional Behavioural Development (EBD) scales to track and monitor pupil progress; enhancing barrier free learning and participation opportunities; and what to include in a parents/carers guide on inclusion.
This completely revised and updated edition addresses the most recent developments in Special Educational Needs. Essential reading for newly qualified teachers and teaching assistants, Rita Cheminais’s classic text now relates to current initiatives including Every Child Matters (ECM) and using personalised learning approaches. Many aspects vital to effective classroom practice are explored, including: the latest Qualified Teacher Status Standards and the Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools recent legislation and key official reports and documents relating to SEN and ECM the effective partnership working with multi-agency practitioners up-to-date tips on how to meet OFSTEDs inspection requirements in relation to pupils well being, attainment and achievement how to evaluate the impact of SEN/additional provision. The book reflects the DCSF/National Strategies Inclusion Development Programme (IDP), and practical tips and strategies are given on how to meet the needs of a diverse range of pupils with additional educational needs (AEN), including: Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, sensory impairments and physical disabilities. Featuring helpful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources to support professional development, this practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice, as well as signposting to further information. This authoritative text will provide fascinating reading for trainee and newly qualified teachers as well as experienced teachers and teaching assistants. Lecturers in higher education and consultants and advisors in Local Authority Children’s Services will also find this book a useful resource.
Implementing the Every Child Matters Strategy is a comprehensive resource for senior leaders, managers of Every Child Matters (ECM) and teachers responsible for leading the government’s ECM strategy in primary and secondary schools and other education settings such as Academies, Sixth Form Colleges, short stay schools, Children’s Centres and Early Years settings. Featuring step-by-step advice, photocopiable checklists and templates, with suggestions for further activities in relation to implementing and embedding the government’s ECM strategy in schools/education settings, this practical guide will enable readers to: understand the concept and principles of Every Child Matters and translate those into developing an ECM policy for their school/setting know their role in moving ECM policy, practice and provision forward understand the importance of ECM well being for effective learning embed ECM through school improvement planning, target setting, tracking pupils well being outcomes and efficient resource deployment identify effective strategies to promote productive partnership working to improve ECM outcomes for children and young people understand the OFSTED inspection requirements for pupils ECM well being. An invaluable resource for those professionals strategically leading ECM in their own education setting, it offers practical guidance, recommended management approaches, models of good practice and signposting to further sources of information on how best to ensure ECM is woven and embedded throughout the school/setting. Frameworks and checklists are downloadable from: http://www.routledgeteachers.com/resources/fulton
Featuring helpful checklists, models of good practice, templates and photocopiable resources that can be used in development work, this highly practical book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved with implementing Every Child Matters in extended schools and children’s centres. As well as setting out roles and expectations, this unique book clearly and thoroughly explains how to: implement and meet the five ECM outcomes for well-being provide extended services and wraparound care work in partnership with agencies and private, voluntary and community sector providers quality-assure and evaluate the impact of provision and care self-review, monitor and evaluate the ECM outcomes in line with national standards and OFSTED. From leaders and managers, to front-line staff and volunteers, everyone will find this step-by-step handbook packed with useful advice and suggestions for further reading, websites and resources.
This completely revised and updated edition, previously published as Special Educational Needs for NQTs and TAs, addresses the latest Teachers’ Standards, and their application in meeting the most recent developments and changes in the special educational needs system and the new SEN Code of Practice. Essential reading and an invaluable guide for all qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers, this highly practical text relates to those accessing SEN training via teaching school alliances, as well as Higher Education. Full of tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of a diversity of children and young people with special educational needs, in a range of educational settings, chapters cover: the latest Teachers’ Standards aligned to the most recent SEND changes the revised SEN Code of Practice, the Children and Families Act, and the Equality Act and its related Duties teaching schools, specialist leaders of education in SEN, and new training models for building teacher capacity in SEN how to meet the latest OFSTED inspection requirements for SEND what works best in the effective teaching of pupils with SEN and those eligible for the pupil premium Featuring useful checklists, templates and photocopiable, downloadable resources to support professional development in SEN, this practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice, in addition to signposting to further information. This no-nonsense, down-to-earth authoritative text will provide essential reading for all experienced qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers, as well as to those delivering SEND training in Higher Education, local authorities, and in teaching schools and their alliances.
In this groundbreaking and forward-looking resource, Rita Cheminais clearly explains the impact of the Every Child Matters agenda for teachers working in a range of educational settings. Based on the latest national legislation and developments in education, the book provides an up-to-the-minute guide on how to respond to the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for teachers as extended schools develop. Coverage includes: An overview of the Every Child Matters Change for Children Programme and its impact on schools and teachers in learning communities How to access personalised learning opportunities for a diversity of learners New roles and responsibilities for teachers working with other paraprofessionals from within schools and from external services School self-evaluation, quality assurance and monitoring the five Every Child Matters outcomes aligned with the OFSTED inspection framework This accessible and user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable sheets and positive solution-focused advice, to support busy teachers trying to keep pace with the amount of new legislation regarding the Change for Children Programme. It is also ideal for all those involved in supporting teachers in schools in responding to new ways of working – senior managers, advisers, inspectors, educational psychologists, ITE lecturers and health and social services professionals.