Free article: Working with students in alternative provision Free article: Adverse childhood experiences: Effects on behaviour 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: Working with students in alternative provision

How can professionals support and maintain the good attendance of students attending alternative provision? Victoria Franklin considers the risks and the barriers and suggests ways to overcome them.

Free article: Adverse childhood experiences: Effects on behaviour

Sam Garner writes about adverse childhood experiences and the effect they can have on a child’s behaviour in the classroom.

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 2019

Published: Thursday, 06 June 2019

The July 2019 online update to SEN Leader Magazine is now available. Premium Plus subscribers can now access this extra, exclusive content online.

Articles

Knife crime: Safeguarding and strategies

Messy play 

Make interventions work: Additional interventions

Parents and SEND: The power of partnerships 

Seven steps to independent working

Mental health and behaviour: Updated guidance 

Leadership: Emotional intelligence

Toolkits

Handout – Messy play

Action plan – Improvements to TA preparedness

Action plan – Review the use of teaching assistants

Form – Steps to independent working

Handout – Assistive technology sources

Form – Emotional intelligence MOT

Checklist – Framework for an emotional intelligence journal

Checklist – Parents and the power of partnerships

Audit – Whole-school approach to protecting pupils from knife crime

Form – Mental health, behaviour and attendance: A strategy planning tool for staff discussion

Worked example – Checklist for effective information sharing

Form – Checklist for effective information sharing

Premium plus articles

Working with students in alternative provision

Supporting children in need with their attendance

Senses: Perception and challenging behaviours

Premium plus toolkit

Form – Supporting children in need with their attendance

Q&As

Q. What guidance is available when it comes to teaching students with SEND about relationships?

Q. A parent of one of our pupils with SEND has expressed a wish to educate him at home. What should we do?

Q. I know that the government is looking closely at the issue of workload for teachers. Are there any measures being recommended that we should be aware of?

Q. One of our pupils with SEND was caught bringing a knife into school. We have a zero tolerance approach to knife possession on school premises. Now he is facing permanent exclusion. What arguments can I present on his behalf?

 

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