Whole School SEND - Back to School
Going back to school after the summer break can be daunting, here at Whole School SEND we have some resources to help you get back into the swing of things.
New SENCos may find our SENCo Induction pack useful, created by the LLSENDCiC, this publication pulls together useful information across a range of topics including: the SEND Code of Practice, EHCPs, Graduated Approach, Working with Families and Access Arrangements. If you are thinking about taking on the SENCo role in the future or undertaking the NASENCo qualification, then our new NASENCo research poster publication is well worth a read. This document pulls together examples of action research undertaken in the last year by candidates in their own schools. Both of these can be found on our SENCOs Area of the SEND Gateway.
Classroom teachers looking to refine their teaching may find useful resources, advice and information in our What Works section on the SEND gateway. Content relating to the four broad areas of need has been pulled together by the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education. This information is broken down into sections for whole call strategies, targeted support and specialist provision.
We have also filmed some prominent SEND researchers at the latest nasen live conference. These videos cover areas such as technology, supporting pupils with low incidence needs and innovation in the SENCo role. We’ll be uploading one a month onto our research page from September to help ensure that the latest research on SEND is accessible to as many people working schools as possible.These videos will be available on our SEND Research page.
In the next few months the Whole School SEND Consortium will be publishing regular blogs from partners that highlight important research, resources and useful tips for teachers.
If you would like to submit a blog about effective inclusive practice in your school then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a handy leaflet that supports parents and carers in asking questions of health and education providers about the provision put in place for their child.
Looking ahead we have some exciting outputs in the pipeline:
- Regional CPD events for members of the Community of Practice
- A suite of videos to help new teachers develop their understanding of common SEND conditions, such as Dyspraxia, Acquired Brain Injury and ADHD
- A Leadership of SEND Guide for Senior Leaders, which includes a SENCo deployment guide for line managers of SENCos
- New funded training courses from Consortium Partners for NQTs and SENCos on DME, Sensory Impairment and Physical Disability and an online training course for Middle Leaders on Inclusive Subject Leadership
- A series of case studies highlighting good and promising practice for pupils with SEND who heave either experienced or are at risk of exclusion
- A series of case studies exploring inclusive teaching for English and Maths across key stage 1 – 4
- A new annexe for the SEND Review guide to support SEND reviews in schools with sixth form provision
To stay up to date with our work you can join the Whole School SEND Community of Practice here.
Members of the Community of Practice get:
- The opportunity to take part in funded training courses
- The opportunity take part in the design and trialling of new resources
- Access to regional CPD events delivered by our Regional SEND Leaders and Consortium partners
- Updates on Whole School SEND Consortium publications and projects