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Managing Special Educational Needs

Author : Suanne Gibson
ISBN : 1412903033
Genre : Education
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'This is a most worthwhile book which contributes significantly to the general body of knowledge on managing pupils with special education needs. I found it interesting and informative. Schools cannot but benefit from the book's scope, and from insights into the many and varied aspects on SEN provision' - REACH `A particular strength of the book is the way in which individual chapters provided "self-contained" material which lends itself for use in school-based staff development activities. The book includes a lot of information that SENCOs, inclusion managers and members of school leadership teams should find useful' - SENCO Update `The strongest point about this book is that it gives a good overview of the history of special educational needs policy in this country, including recent development on inclusion' - TES Extra Special Needs 'It is a very practical account and should be a handbook for any newly appointed SENCO... [while] for experienced SENCOs and organisations where inclusion is not an issue, this book is a reminder of good practice' - Special Written from a practitioner's perspective, this book shows schools how to effectively implement and manage an inclusive school environment. Drawing from their experience in a range of schools, the authors highlight the problems encountered by professionals in both primary and secondary school settings and offer practical solutions and advice. The book offers guidance on: the role of the SENCO as a teacher and manager; government policy and legislation; self-evaluation, good practice and monitoring; how to relate SEN to school targets and development plans. Primary and secondary school teachers, headteachers, student teachers, SENCOs, LEA Advisers and professionals involved in the management of Special Educational Needs in schools will find the practical support offered in this book invaluable.

Key Issues In Special Educational Needs And Inclusion

Author : Alan Hodkinson
ISBN : 1446243621
Genre : Education
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'This is probably one of the most accessible books I have read lately in relation to SEN and Inclusion, and I intend to make it an essential core text for my inclusion module. It would be very accessible to students who are relatively new to the theoretical aspects behind the idea or concept of inclusion' - EsCalate Complex and diverse, special educational needs and inclusion can be a difficult area of study to approach for undergraduate students. Understanding the current context of SEN and inclusion means getting to grips with an often perplexing mix of social, political, ideological, educational and personal perspectives. This book explores and critically examines the field, providing a detailed introduction to the topic for students - helping them to develop understanding, without assuming any prior knowledge. Part One defines the concepts of SEN and disability and how the concepts have been defined through ideological models that have developed over time. It examines provision for SEN across the UK, and looks at how attitudes of teachers, parents and children have affected inclusion. Part Two explores the historical development of SEN internationally, including a comparative look at legislation and practice in England and a number of other countries. The third part details how SEN practice in England works, including the Every Child Matters agenda and the roles and responsibilities of education, health and social care professionals. Each chapter includes short case studies, points for reflection, student activities and suggestions for further reading.

The Special Educational Needs Co Ordinator S Handbook

Author : Gregan Davies
ISBN : 9781136159626
Genre : Education
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In September 1994, the Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs came into force, and with it a major increase in the expectations placed on teachers in mainstream schools, in particular on the SEN coordinators. This handbook discusses the implications for schools and gives practical guidance on how to implement the code effectively. Throughout, the book provides: * Further information, expanding upon that given in the Code * Examples * Ideas for dealing with SEN in schools * Checklists * Proformas for photocopying and direct use in schools The book begins by explaining and expanding on the Code of Practice, setting it in the context of recent developments including the Education Reform Act and OFSTED criteria for evaluating policy and provision for children in SEN. It then goes on to provide guidelines for implementing the Code of Practice at each of the five stages which it specifies and discusses issues which are raised by this. Specific chapters cover: * Identifying and assessing SEN within the school * Liaison with outside specialists * Statementing * Annual reviews * Knowledge needed by classroom teachers of children with SEN * Implications and issues at different stages of the education system * Parental involvement * Future challenges The book will be of particular interest to special needs coordinators, but will also be of value to anyone else working with children with SEN, including class teachers, heads, advisers, governors, educational psychologists and education welfare officers.

Inclusive Education

Author : Tim Loreman
ISBN : 0415356687
Genre : Education
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A practical guide to working with primary and secondary students who need extra attention. It outlines the principles behind diversity and inclusive policies, and discusses the range of needs teachers can expect to encounter in an inclusive classroom.

Managing Special Educational Needs

Author : Suanne Gibson
ISBN : 9781412903028
Genre : Education
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'This is a most worthwhile book which contributes significantly to the general body of knowledge on managing pupils with special education needs. I found it interesting and informative. Schools cannot but benefit from the book's scope, and from insights into the many and varied aspects on SEN provision' - REACH `A particular strength of the book is the way in which individual chapters provided "self-contained" material which lends itself for use in school-based staff development activities. The book includes a lot of information that SENCOs, inclusion managers and members of school leadership teams should find useful' - SENCO Update `The strongest point about this book is that it gives a good overview of the history of special educational needs policy in this country, including recent development on inclusion' - TES Extra Special Needs 'It is a very practical account and should be a handbook for any newly appointed SENCO... [while] for experienced SENCOs and organisations where inclusion is not an issue, this book is a reminder of good practice' - Special Written from a practitioner's perspective, this book shows schools how to effectively implement and manage an inclusive school environment. Drawing from their experience in a range of schools, the authors highlight the problems encountered by professionals in both primary and secondary school settings and offer practical solutions and advice. The book offers guidance on: the role of the SENCO as a teacher and manager; government policy and legislation; self-evaluation, good practice and monitoring; how to relate SEN to school targets and development plans. Primary and secondary school teachers, headteachers, student teachers, SENCOs, LEA Advisers and professionals involved in the management of Special Educational Needs in schools will find the practical support offered in this book invaluable.

Making Inclusion Happen

Author : Anne Hayward
ISBN : 9781848604995
Genre : Education
File Size : 37. 51 MB
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Includes CD-Rom `This book could be useful for a newly appointed or inexperienced SENCO, or in a school where inclusion is an issue. It does give realistic suggestions and guidelines on how to address the mounds of paperwork which are supposed to move us forward' - Special magazine 'In a world where education initiatives seem to land as relentlessly as dead leaves from a grey sky, this book will help... Readers can rest assured that they are in good hands...' 'Though it is presented as a workbook that one might dip into for useful bits, it is in fact more than that and repays more thorough reading from beginning to end, for much is covered... It will certainly be invaluable for Sencos and headteachers who want to ensure that they are up to speed with Government initiatives and directives...' 'The book is called Making Inclusion Happen and it will certainly help you to this end, for it's an excellent résumé of issues and schemes' - Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week 'Anne Hayward has once again shown that she is at the cutting edge of educational thinking about inclusion. She has a straightforward approach to identifying barriers to learning and ways to remove them, with transparent strategies and practical suggestions for meeting pupils' needs. This book is an essential read for all staff in schools, as inclusion is recognised as a full school responsibility' - Brian Parker, Headteacher, Longdendale Community College 'A well-written and clearly presented overview of how to develop more inclusive practice and provision' - SENCO Update Do you want to implement an effective, high quality inclusion programme in your school, but feel overwhelmed by the mountain of DfES guidelines and don't know where to start? If so, Anne Hayward's practical, accessible book will tell you all you need to know in bite size, digestible chunks. This book will take you through each step of the process with up-to-date information on: - current legislation, Children's Services, Every Child Matters and DfES guidance - a wide range of inclusion programmes and initiatives - planning, managing and implementing inclusion with reference to Every Child Matters in your school - inspection requirements and self-evaluation strategies, - effective inclusion training - advice on how to get 'Best Value' from your inclusion services This easy-to-read guide gives you a sound overview of inclusion and is packed with practical material including examples of best practice, checklists and an accompanying CD with PowerPoint slides for training sessions. It will enable you to cut through the maze and make a real difference to young people. Inclusion Managers and Co-ordinators, SENCOs, Learning Support Unit Managers, Learning Mentors, Senior Leadership Teams, Governors, Multi-agency Professionals, Local Authority Officers, School Improvement Partners, Ofsted Inspectors and anyone else who is involved in the inclusion agenda will find the real-life practical solutions and ideas and down-to-earth guidance in this book enable them to really make inclusion happen. Anne is DfES Consultant for Learning Mentors, Learning Support Units and to the DfES SEN and Disability Team, and author of the much acclaimed DfES Good Practice Guidance on Learning Mentors and Learning Support Units and the new DfES Guidance on the role of Learning Mentors and Coordinators in supporting the new Children's Services and Schools Agenda.

Special Educational Needs In The Primary School

Author : Jean Gross
ISBN : UVA:X004631565
Genre : Education
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Reviews of the first two editions: "extraordinarily rich in ideas...an essential buy." - TES "an excellent, clearly written work which is full of practical advice, and presented in an easily readable manner. This book is a highly recommended read. Do buy it and see." - Support for Learning "has proved especially influential at practitioner level ... never failing to offer a balanced assessment." - British Journal of Special Education "I have a comprehensive library of books on special educational needs but I use this one more than any other because I find it readable, practical and accessible. It is a useful and informative book both to read cover to cover and to dip into. Although it is based on sound theoretical knowledge, it is clear that Jean Gross is writing from her own experience as a teacher and SEN practitioner." - TES Recent legislation and cutbacks to central support services mean that the responsibility for meeting special educational needs is resting ever more squarely on the shoulders of ordinary classroom teachers. Yet few feel wholly confident in their ability to adapt work within the national curriculum to meet the whole range of needs, or coordinate successful individual education plans for children who, for whatever reason, are not learning as well as they might. This book will increase that confidence. Aimed at busy class teachers, special needs coordinators, heads and teachers in training, it shows how the teacher can build differentiation into planning lessons and schemes of work. It describes workable strategies for managing the most common behaviour difficulties and meeting special needs in language, literacy and mathematics. At a whole school level, it offers practical guidance on reviewing special needs policies, assessment, record keeping, and the management of roles and resources. The focus is on the way in which schools can do a good job in meeting special needs themselves, within the everyday constraints of time, money and energy, and in so doing provide genuinely inclusive opportunities for all children. This edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten to cover the revised SEN Code of Practice and related legislation, new directions in inclusion and all the major curriculum initiatives now in place in primary schools.

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