The SENCO Handbook
Leading Provision and Practice
- Sarah Martin-Denham - University of Sunderland, UK
- Steve Watts - Durham University, UK
This Handbook will give aspiring and practising SENCOs, teachers, Headteachers and Governors an in-depth knowledge and understanding of effective policy, provision and practice to meet the diverse needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Each chapter will provide:
- A theoretical underpinning
- Evidence-based information and examples
- Activities for professional learning and whole school development
- Easy to use and adaptable templates and checklists for use in settings
- Case studies to strengthen connections between theory and practice
Providing comprehensive coverage of current issues, the understanding of how to improve provision and practice in their settings and written with consultation from practising SENCOs, this is essential reading for those studying towards their National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination.
“This is a must-have book for anyone working with children and young adults with SEND! Each chapter seamlessly blends up-to-date information, effective learning activities, insightful case studies and practical tools and strategies in a clear, concise and down-to-earth manner.”
Useful, concise, current and informative; this book is invaluable for both new and experienced SENCOs. Covering the vast legal, leadership and knowledge based areas needed for being a SENCO, this book includes many up-to-date links with relevant reflective tasks and case studies to help assess and improve own practice
This is a very comprehensive publication with pretty much all of the requisite areas for the NASENCO Award covered in an accessible, yet informed, way.
An informative guide to assist students in understanding the practice and provision for SENCO's
This book has very useful resources that are clearly linked to practice. The appendices and information for students to carry out their own research is particularly relevant for students who are studying on childhood studies degrees.
A well set out structure , with contemporary issues discussed,
This book is so clear and concise and tells a new or 'would be' SENCO exactly what they need to know. It is also an essential tool for all teaching staff and some support staff as they are able to keep themselves fully informed about what the law expects of them with regards to SEND but also in relation to how to approach with conditions and ensure inclusive educational practice and opportunities. An excellent book!
A fantastic resource for student teachers who are interested in supporting pupils with special educational needs - this is an invaluable guide to the role of SENCO
SENCos need up to date knowledge to enable them to lead a whole school ethos on SEN. This handbook is ideal to initiate consideration of opportunities available when working in collaboration as practitioners.
this is a good summary of areas of special Ed and provides a good starting point