SENCO Support

Also see SEND Support for information on  Specific Needs and Plus Stuff for everything else.

Resources for SENCOs:

Access Arrangement, Alternative Provision, Assessment, Attendance, CPD, ICT, Parents, Pupil Premium, Role of the SENCO etc

Special Needs Jungle– parent led website about everything for SEND

Access ArrangementsAssessment Resources for Exam ArrangementsPATOSS Exam advice for Dyslexia
Access ArrangementsJCQ- Joint Council for Qualifications. KS3-4-5Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration 2012-2013
Access ArrangementsKS2- DfE GuidanceAccess arrangements for the key stage 2 tests- DfE
Alternative ProvisionImproving Alternative Provision (DfE)- Charlie TaylorThe Government?s Expert Adviser's Report, 2012.
AssessmentLiteracy Assessment Online *****FREE resource for on-line assessment of literacy.
AttendanceAttendance- Improving Audit June 2013An Audit to help you analyse whether you have everything possible in place.
AttendanceImproving Attendance at school, Charlie TaylorThe Government?s Expert Adviser's Report, 2012
Behaviour ManagementClass ChartsGet data rich seating charts and streamlined behaviour managment- FREE.
CPD for SENDInclusion Development ProgrammesNASEN hosted- SEN/D e-learning courses: SLCN, Dyslexia, ASD, Behaviour, Motor Diff.s
CPD for SENDOnline INSET ***** e-learning Courses. SLCN, Dyslexia, ASD, Behaviour, Motor Diff.s
DfESEN Code Of Practice- DfE- Draft October 2013Draft SEN Code of Practice October 2013- for consultation
ICTKent Trust Web SEN ICTThis is a great resource for how to use ICT to support children with SEN/D.
OfSTEDOfsted Annual Report 201213 SchoolsAnnual Report- Schools 2012-2013
OfSTEDSubsidiary Guidance- Sept 2013includes SEND on p10
ParentsParent Guides to SENOAASIS First Guides- free booklets for Parents- Click: Free Publications | Diagnosis | First Guides
Pupil PremiumPupil premium - what you need to knowDfE- their PP website
Pupil PremiumOUP- Pupil Premium *****'What Works in School' FREE booklet to download
Pupil PremiumEffective Strategies- evidenceC4EO- Effective classroom strategies for
closing the gap in educational
achievement for children and young
people living in poverty, including
white working-class boys- the research.
Pupil PremiumOfSTED Report 2012How schools are using the Pupil Premium funding to raise achievement for disadvantaged pupils
Reading- LiteracyPhonics- matched funding detailDfE
Reading- LiteracyWhat works for pupils with literacy difficulties?Greg Brooks? report, 2007, especially the tables in the appendix.
Reading- LiteracyLexia*****Comprehensive Phonics / Reading e- learning for children and adults
Reading- LiteracyReadability CalculatorFREE
Role of SENCOOutstanding SENCO- NASENNASEN's Lorraine Peter's ppt 'Outstanding School- Outstanding SENCO' October 2013
Role of the SENCOSEN-LDD Resource PackSW Regional SEN-LDD Network- for lots of good info- particularly- Key Documents | Resource Pack
Role of the SENCOSEN Policiesfrom ?Use The Key? for School Leaders
Role of the SENCOSEN Policieswriting advice from Staffordshire
Role of the SENCOSEN Code of Practice- 2013 Draft for ConsultationSEN Code of Practice- 2013 Draft for Consultation
Role of the SENCOA Whole School Approach To Improving Access, Participation And AchievementNASEN- The new SENCO Training Pack Materials.
Role of the SENCOProvision Mapping using SIMSlink to my Provision Map Resources
Role of the SENCOAchievement for Allproven to improve the outcomes for pupils with SEND. Costs œ3000 pa per 500 pupils.
Role of the SENCOSENCO Role Audit- 10 2013An Audit to help you identify whether you have covered everything.
Role of the SENCOProvision MappingDfE words
Role of the SENCOResource File for Schools to Support Children with SENDfE Northern Ireland- see ?The Role of the SENCO? doc
SEND Reforms 2014SEND Pathfinder Information PacksSubject to Parliamentary approval of provisions in the Children and Families Bill, all areas will need to implement the SEND reforms from September 2014. These introductory information packs draw together key emerging principles and case study learning from the pathfinder programme to support other areas to prepare to implement the SEND reforms themselves. - see Solihull Local Offer doc.
Teaching AssistantsTeaching Assistant FocusFor the last ten or so years, TAs (also known as learning assistants and special educations needs assistants) have played a pivotal role in ensuring children with learning difficulties in mainstream education are supported. See article- A quiet revolution. How small changes to TA practice can yield big results.