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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 September 2019

Published: Thursday, 05 September 2019

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

Articles

Supporting pupils with SLCN: Part one

Using the SLT to support SENCos

Why good mental health matters

School phobia: Not just a refusal

English as an additional language and SEN

Getting the most from the pupil premium

Make interventions work: Four-step approach

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The rise in home education @

Safeguarding still a priority @

Toolkits

Checklist – Identifying pupils with SLCN

Handout – Six top tips for helping a child with school phobia

Worked example – Individual support plan

Form – Individual support plan

Checklist – Mental health and wellbeing

Checklist – SLT support for the SENCo

Form – Medical action plan

Form – Medical consent form

Form – Pupil safety plan

Handout – Key findings from the ‘It’s about time’ report

Handout – Healthy coping strategies and alternatives to self-harm

Premium Plus Toolkits 

Checklist – Safeguarding @

Form – Safeguarding children policy statement @

Form – Safeguarding chronology @

Form – Safeguarding record front sheet @

Q&As

Q. Our DSL (designated safeguarding lead) has told me she needs to include a new paragraph about SEND pupils in the safeguarding policy ready for our Ofsted inspection. Why?

Q. We now have at least one child in each year group who is exhibiting some form of self-harm. We are at a loss as to how to tackle this. Do you have any suggestions?

Q. We have a pupil with SEND whose attendance rate was down to 90% last school year. Each absence was explained by illness. We have been trying so hard to support her education only to find she is frequently absent during interventions. What can you suggest?

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