The Governing Board and SEND
In this article, which was originally published in nasen Connect in January 2017, Gillian Allcroft from the National Governance Association talks about the responsibilities of the Governing Board in relation to SEND. Having a governor dedicated to SEND may not be the best way forward!
Gillian talks in detail about the legal requirements; SEND is one of the very few areas where a school has certain requirements to meet, including having a qualified teacher as a SENCo and publishing an 'SEN Information Report' on its website. Most Governing Boards have a nominated governor as 'SEN Governor' but is this the most effective way to operate? Gillian looks at how in fact SEND is the responsibility of the whole of the Governing Board, so it may be more effective to give a committee the responsibility, and invite the SENCo to come and talk at a meeting.
Read the article here The Governing Board and SEND
Guidance - 17 Jul 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
This document discusses what differentiation is, how it fits in with the new curriculum and mastery teaching, and how high quality teaching may be differentiated, and looks at a range of differentiation strategies.
Understanding the eye care and vision needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
Guidance, Information - 11 Jun 2018
Tool - 27 Apr 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
If you are a key person working in the Early Years, this flowchart will help you to structure your response to children with emerging needs. It uses a graduated approach, following 'universal', 'targeted' and 'personalised' levels of support. It would make a useful addition to your file, or print it out on A3 and put it on the staff noticeboard for everyone to refer to.