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 - January 2016

Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

SEN Leader Issue 13 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.

Articles

Access arrangements

Speech and language therapy in secondary schools

Differentiation in mathematics: Making your maths provision fit for purpose

SEN reform and funding

Nurture groups: Well-being and the physical environment

Making good use of teaching assistants

Pathfinder evaluation report: The verdict

Getting the most out of CPD

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Healthy lifestyles and the inspection framework @

Assessment without levels: Final report @

Q&A's

Q.What advice does the final report on assessment have for a SENCo?

Q. We have had a few temporary exclusions of children with SEN this year. Will this be picked up by Ofsted?

Q. I've read that schools' behaviour policies are contributing to the spread of extremism. What is the link between the two?

Toolkits

Form – Access arrangements policy audit

Handout – Access arrangements: parent and carer communication

Checklist – Setting up your nurture room

Worked example – Nurture room floor plan

Worked example – Teaching assistant and teacher liaison information

Form – Teaching assistant and teacher liaison information

Form – Planning change for teaching assistant provision

Worked example – Teaching assistant survey

Form – Teaching assistant survey

Worked example – Lesson observation

Handout – Personalised learning in maths

Handout – Differentiation strategies and teaching styles in maths

Form – Self-reflection on teaching and learning in mathematics

Form – Identifying individual strengths, learning needs and preferences

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Form – Pupil view: teaching assistants @

 

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