Publications: Book 1

Books for SEN Coordinators (SENCOs)

The SENCO Survival Guide
I was overjoyed, and amazed, when Routledge (in 2021) requested a third edition of ‘The SENCO Survival Guide’: proving how successful my series has been, since first (2011) publication. This book focuses on helping children and young people with SEND to achieve their potential and gain the best possible outcomes from an education that is meant to prepare them for adult life. The book helps SENCOs to, not only lead their teams of Teaching Assistants, but to support class teachers in delivering fully inclusive lessons. The book invites reflection on SEND issues: High quality teaching, pupil independence, Code of Practice graduated response, and what an effective, individualised Education, Health and Care Plan looks like. From inclusion – to managing colleague relationships – this book contains advice and strategies for SENCOs at every key stage, supporting the delivery of personalised, SEND-friendly learning environments that create success for all.

 

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The SENCO Survival Guide: Third Edition
ISBN 9781032219479
Published December 30, 2022 by Routledge
168 Pages, 2 B/W Illustrations
The SENCO Survival Guide, Third Edition, is an informative, accessible resource containing practical advice to help SENCOs manage their responsibilities and lead their school effectively towards a common goal. The book sets out a whole school approach to inclusion and supports SENCOs in mainstream or special schools at every key stage. This fully revised edition includes:

  • a specific focus on high quality teaching, with ideas for classroom practice to include and engage all children and young people;
  • an introduction to SEN support and education, health and care plans, based on the Code of Practice graduated response;
  • strategies to break the cycle of SEND low achievement and guidance on how to create a SEND-friendly environment;
  • advice on the role of the modern SENCO, including assessment, provision mapping, preparing for OFSTED, disability discrimination and equality;
  • advice on training, managing and deploying teaching assistants effectively;
  • strategies to improve ‘pupil voice’ and independence;
  • ways in which the enhanced role of parents can be harnessed in order to achieve maximum success for learners with SEND;
  • conclusions from the author’s new ‘field research’ in mainstream, special and Post-16 settings.

 

The SENCO Survival Guide: Second Edition
Routledge (Series: David Fulton/Nasen
ISBN: 978-0-415-59281-9 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-415-59280-2 (hardback)
ISBN: 978-0-203-83406-0 (eBook)
Published December 2016
176 pages

Edition 2 of this book is intended for SENCOs and other staff, working from the Foundation stage to Key Stage 4 with management responsibility for SEN/LDD systems in schools. The ‘SENCO Survival Guide’:

  • explores recent initiatives and terminology in the context of the ‘Inclusion Development Programme’ and ‘Narrowing the Gap’;
  • examines the implications for school policy and practice;
  • links together related SEN/LDD development;
  • helps schools to develop co-ordinated systems that enable all learners with SEN/LDD to meet their potential and aspirations.

 

The SENCO Survival Guide: First Edition
Routledge (Series: David Fulton/Nasen)
ISBN: 978-0-415-59281-9 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-415-59280-2 (hardback)
ISBN: 978-0-203-83406-0 (eBook)
Published December 2010
176 pages
Edition 1 of this book is intended for SENCOs and other staff, working from the Foundation stage to Key Stage 4 with management responsibility for SEN/ LDD systems in schools. The ‘SENCO Survival Guide’:

  • explores recent initiatives and terminology in the context of the ‘Inclusion Development Programme’ and ‘Narrowing the Gap’;
  • examines the implications for school policy and practice;
  • links together related SEN/LDD development;
  • helps schools to develop co-ordinated systems that enable all learners with SEN/LDD to meet their potential and aspirations.
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