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
Tips - 17 Oct 2017 Paid Member Only
Pupil passports are an important tool within wider person-centred working and lots of schools and settings use them. Have a look at these suggestions for how you can ensure that you are using them effectively, or to help you to start using them, so that they can contribute to improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
Guidance - 23 May 2017 Paid Member Only
This resource has questions for school governors or trustees to ask their SENCO and other senior executive leaders about SEND.
Information - 29 Mar 2017
Each of the 4 nations of the UK has its own system of Education which means that as well as differences in language there are also differences in terminology, particularly around SEND. This handy table provides a good starting point for translating terms from each nation to make research, reports, practice etc. accessible regardless of your national context.