Collaborative Learning for SEN: the Role of the SENCO
This guidance aims to support early years providers, schools and further education to continue improving their approaches to professional learning in order to maximise the benefit to staff, the children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities they teach. The guidance exemplifies the role of the SENCO as provider or facilitator of CPD for SEN while offering advice on how nasen can support the CPD process, with an emphasis on collaborative learning.
See the ‘Collaborative Learning for SEN: Poster’ which details the process enabling you to track where you are.
View the webcast ‘Collaborative Learning for SEN: The Process’ which talks you through an overview of the process.
Download the ‘Collaborative Learning for SEN: SENCo Workbook’ designed to support you through the process. Working through this booklet will help you stay focused on what your school needs to do to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils with SEN.
Other - 03 Mar 2017
2E ('twice exceptional') children are those children with SEND who are also exceptionally able in a particular area; these children's needs are often not identified and met, which means that we may be missing out on their talents and potential. This article, originally published in 'Special' in September 2016, looks into this area in more detail, including nasen's links with Professor Stephen Hawking.
Guidance - 19 Dec 2016
The SEND Code of Practice (2015) identifies four broad areas of need which 'give an overview of the range of needs that should be planned for' (para 6.27, p.97). It is important not to use these as simplistic labels for children, but to help you inform your practice and any actions that may need to be taken. The aim of this summary is to give you a clear understanding of the areas in order to help you meet the varying needs of your pupils.
Teaching Resource, Guidance - 29 Jun 2016
We list some of John Mullen suggestions, as well as an accumulation of ideas taken from various SEN websites.