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Partnership Working to Support Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Partnership Working to Support Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

  • Rona Tutt - Consultant, writer, researcher and former President of NAHT

October 2010 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In order to achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people, schools must work in partnership with students, parents, other professionals and the wider community. In this changing landscape of education, the notion of the traditional school is fast disappearing. This book looks at what is possible in this exciting new world, and how some teachers and other professionals are putting into practice the best principles of multi-agency working.

Finding innovative ways of supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in this context is more important than ever, as children are being diagnosed with increasingly complex needs. Those working with children need to be aware of the fresh opportunities that are opening up and which can help every individual to maximise their full potential.

This book examines how partnership working affects children with SEND by considering:

- the diversity of additional needs;

- the role of specialist schools that have an SEN specialism;

- partnership working between mainstream and special schools;

- partnership working with groups of schools, including those that are co-located or federated;

- the growth of academies and trust schools;

- schools and other services working together;

- the work of extended schools and children's centres;

- a wide range of other services for children, young people and families.

Filled with case studies of effective practice from real schools and services, this book is a must-have for those looking at how to work together to achieve positive outcomes for all.

Rona Tutt OBE is a Past President of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and works as a consultant, writer and researcher on all matters relating to education in general, and special educational needs and disabilities in particular.

Working in Partnership with Pupils and Parents
The Creation of Schools with a SEN Specialism
Partnership Working Between Groups of Schools
Schools Working in Partnership with Other Organisations
Schools Working in Partnership with Other Services
Successful Strategies for Partnership Working

This book provides a good understanding as to why it is important to work in partenship with professionals and families in the SEN areana.

Mrs Marie Hall
UCBC, Blackburn College
January 2, 2013

I ordered this thinking it would fulfil the person-centred planning component of my disability studies class. However, it was too focused on school settings. Nonetheless, the book is a very useful resource, though not for what I needed. In the end, I opted for an Inclusion Press publication on PCP.

Dr Elizabeth Mathews
Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology, Tallaght
December 12, 2012

A useful text to help students to understand the agencies who work with children with SEN and disabilities.

Miss Emma Baxter
School of Care, Ystrad Mynach College
December 5, 2012

As a Course Leader for the National Award SENCo, I am constantly on the look out for materials which are at once based provide a sound theorethical foundation while also enabling learners to access practical strategies. Rona Tutt's publication provides precisely this balance in Partnership Working to Support Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The book relies on straightforward accessible language to deliver a message of inclusion through partnership. This message is supported with the use of school based case studies, which are engaging and instructive. This book has been recommended to all students on the course to address the current Module on Working in Partnership.

Mr Sean Bracken
Institute of Education, Worcester University
January 11, 2012

This is a general text that may also be suitable for students studying for foundation degrees

Mr Mary Rees
Dept of Education, Hertfordshire University
October 13, 2011

A very informative text.

Mrs Nanna Ryder
Education , Trinity College Carmarthen
June 21, 2011

Given the drive on SEND infomation and data required by OFSTED I think that this book is an essential requirement to ITE book lists. It is clear and consise, easy to read and really interesting. It gives information on a range of SEND support and different levels of partnership - a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to find out about SEND. I will reccomend this book to students and colleagues in ITE and Professional studies

Ms Caroline Corker
Department of Education, St Mary's University College
March 29, 2011

This book provides useful background information for the course, but does not really privide in depth academic commentary which is required at this level.

Mrs Janet Wilkinson
Dept for children young people and families, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
February 28, 2011

a good resource for planning the lectures. the learners used this book for quotes and some have gone to purchase these from their local book shop.

Mrs Karen Cooke
health and social care, Bolton Community College
February 3, 2011

for my course this will prove a useful support material for psychologists who are working with schools to enable better SEND and multi facetted practices

Dr Simon Claridge
Educational Psychology , Cardiff University
January 29, 2011

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