The SENCO Blog
Welcome to our SENCO news and updates series, where we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest developments, trends, and best practices in the world of Special Educational Needs Coordination. If you’re a SENsible SENCO member, you get even more amazing help, advice and insights when you log in.
Explore the world of assistive technology (AT) and its role in supporting students with special educational needs (SEN). Learn how AT serves as a bridge to academic success and independence, offering diverse tools and empowering unique learners. Discover how AT fosters confidence and inclusivity in education.
Meet Abigail Hawkins, the driving force behind SENCO support. Explore her journey, interviews, and impactful work dedicated to creating inclusive learning environments for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Discover how Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) can build resilience to excel in their demanding roles. Learn effective time management strategies, delegation techniques, and the importance of self-care for maintaining a healthy work-life balance in SEN education.
Discover the importance of nurturing resilience in students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and explore practical strategies to help them thrive. Learn how to promote a growth mindset, foster positive relationships, teach problem-solving skills, encourage self-care, and celebrate effort in SEN education.
Discover effective strategies for building resilience in SEN (Special Educational Needs) teachers. Explore self-care, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, practical tips, and professional development to navigate the challenges of SEN education.
Discover strategies to encourage teenagers with speech and language needs (SLCN) to seek support and embrace their unique strengths. Explore approaches for open conversations and consider Secondary Language Link, a comprehensive support package for students aged 11-14.
Explore the components of resilience and the decline in resilience levels within educational settings. Learn how factors like academic pressure, social media influence, reduced physical activity, and decreased face-to-face interaction are impacting resilience. Discover the importance of addressing these issues for the next generation of SEN students and educators.
Explore the significance of resilience in the realm of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and discover its importance for both students and educators. Learn how resilience helps students overcome challenges and educators thrive in an ever-evolving educational landscape.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools Part 7
Explore solutions to overcome challenges in implementing targeted interventions, from resource constraints to resistance from stakeholders. Learn strategies for addressing issues like lack of institutional support and cultural barriers to achieve successful outcomes.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools Part 6
Discover the importance of collaboration and communication among teachers, parents, and professionals in implementing targeted interventions for students. Learn about the benefits of effective coordination, regular monitoring, and evaluation for successful interventions.
Explore the importance of addressing Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN) in teenagers during their secondary school years. Learn how timely identification and intervention can empower students, improve academic performance, and enhance social interactions. Discover how Secondary Language Link provides valuable tools and resources to support students with SLCN.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools Part 5
Discover the benefits of offering mindfulness sessions for anxiety management and overall well-being. Explore mindfulness techniques and tips for creating a conducive environment. Cultivate self-compassion and emotional regulation through mindfulness practice.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools part 2
Explore the methods and importance of early identification in social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) interventions for students. Learn about screening tools, observation, and the collaborative role of teachers, parents, and professionals in supporting students’ well-being.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools part 1
Discover the importance of targeted interventions in addressing social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) issues in students. Learn how early identification, personalized support, and building coping skills contribute to creating an inclusive school environment.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools” An Introduction
Learn about the increasing prevalence of social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs in schools and discover strategies for supporting students. Understand the impact of SEMH on learning environments and find opportunities to create inclusive spaces for all students.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Collaborating with Teachers and Parents for Executive Functioning Support
Discover how SENCOs, teachers, and parents can work together like a symphony orchestra to support students with executive functioning challenges. Learn the importance of open communication, consistency, and training for effective collaboration.
Learn how to tackle executive functioning challenges in students with special educational needs (SEN), including ADHD, autism, and dyslexia. Discover tailored interventions and accommodations to support their learning needs.
Discover two exciting versions of SENsible Magazine this month, each with a unique layout. Help us choose the future magazine design by casting your vote. Check out the magazines, cast your vote, and stay tuned for the winner’s announcement in our January issue. Your feedback matters! Good luck to our talented designers.
Learn practical strategies for building strong executive functioning skills in students, including structured routines, visual aids, and self-regulation techniques. Celebrate progress on the journey to improving executive functioning.
Explore the concept of executive functioning and its significance in education. Discover strategies to help students improve their executive functioning skills, benefiting their learning journey.
Explore and debunk common myths surrounding Special Educational Needs (SEN) funding in the UK. Learn the facts about the limitations and allocations of SEN funding and how it is tailored to meet the diverse needs of students with SEN.