Alright – so it’s a catch-all for anything that didn’t fit anywhere else, or fits into multiple categories so was impossible to file!
Have a look in the SENCO Paperwork section too. (I’ve tried not to post resources twice, so some might belong in both categories but only appear in one!)
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So, anything that isn’t part of “regular” day to day teaching seems to fall under the remit of the SENCO. 2 years ago this page would likely have been filled with information of high-quality teaching split into different areas. Now, it has a good chunk dedicated to Covid, since this is what is currently asked for. That’s not saying that high-quality teaching is no longer required! It just isn’t the most requested piece of information at the moment…
If you want to empower your staff to be creative and meet the needs of the students in their classrooms then they need to have access to information and materials.
Set up a staff library with some really good general SEN texts and encourage staff to use them.
If they’ve read a chapter on Autism, what strategy are they going to try and employ or which part of their practice will they change?
Can they write a post-it note and stick inside the front cover of the book with a quote or page/section that really interested them?
Could they lead a 5-minute staff session on something they learned and what they put in place?
When we type something like the above someone will always ask, “what books should I put in the library?”
Answer: anything you think will be useful.
Here is a link to my Amazon list, but there are plenty more out there.
I also have a list of all the target ladders books separate as they are asked for too:
Leading on Inclusion
A collation of 19 articles and nearly 200 pages under 3 main headings:
– Why SEND is important
– The leadership role of the SENCO
– SENCO’s leadership role in multi-disciplinary practice
Includes a specific chapter for EY a couple on SEMH and a whole collection (5 chapters) on collaborative working with different stake holders. Not practical, but a strong theoretical & strategic book suitable for those undertaking their NASENCO.
Available at Routledge:
Have a resource to share?
Email it to us: resources@SENsibleSENCO.org.uk
Or drop them in the Facebook files and we will upload them at the end of each month to the site.