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Rita Cheminais' Handbook for SENCOs

Rita Cheminais' Handbook for SENCOs

Second Edition
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October 2014 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Do you have responsibility for your school's special educational needs (SEN) provision? Are you currently undertaking the National award for SENCOs?

By breaking down the detailed information into manageable chunks, this book sets out the responsibilities of the SENCO and helps you make sure you are meeting the government requirements of the most recent reforms to SEN provision and regulations. Helping you lead and manage SEN provision this book covers:

  • New SEN legislations and policy (the new SEND Code of Practice)
  • Planning and deploying the SEN budget
  • Working in partnership with young people, parents and other professionals
  • How to deal with the new paperwork requirements
  • Building capacity among staff and self-evaluating the quality of your settings provision
  • Meeting the latest OFSTED requirements, in relation to SEND

Suitable for SENCOs and anyone responsible for SEN provision in their setting it is an invaluable guide those working with children from Birth to 19.

About Rita CheminaisRita has over thirty years experience in the field of education working as a teacher, SENCO, OFSTED Inspector, General, Senior and Principal Adviser for SEN & Inclusion, education consultant, author and keynote speaker on SEN.

Chapter 1: The professional context of SEN and disability in an era of change
Chapter 2: Leading improvement for SEN
Chapter 3: Coordinating and implementing an effective SEN system
Chapter 4: Building capacity among colleagues to respond to SEN
Chapter 5: Working in partnership to promote a family centred approach
Chapter 6: Accountability for SEN
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Further Reading and References

Cheminais takes on board the latest 2014 DfE Statutory Guidance and the practical implications of the 2014 Care  Act, creating an easy-to-use reference manual, with a handy glossary and a table that serves as an aide memoire to the constantly evolving and proliferating family of educational acronyms. The book is further supported by a wealth of online time-saving resources downloadable from the SAGE website. [...] The handbook is probably an essential purchase for SENCOs and programme managers of Supported Learning sections in FE but both parents and educational psychologists/specialist teachers operating in a freelance capacity would find it an invaluable guide to the altered SEND landscape in 2015.

Katy Parnell, Postgraduate Education Tutor, Dyslexia Action and Additional Learning Support (Neurodiversity) Tutor at Richmond upon Thames College
Dyslexia Review

Rita Cheminais' Handbook for SENCOs is thoroughly professional, well designed and easy to read. It covers everything from an explanation of the Senco's role as a manager and school leader instigating change to a clarification of their accountabilities and other people's expectations of them. 

Cate Wood
Special Children

Rita Cheminais is well-known as a keynote speaker on special educational needs provision and this revised and updated version of her original text is considered to be the ‘bible’ on leading and coordinating SEN provision. Cheminais has a reputation for being able to take complex issues and to break them down into manageable size chunks both for new SENCOs and those with greater experience... The book is particularly helpful in the context of an overview of existing and new legislation relating to special educational needs and disability terminology. Cheminais also covers important issues such as cyber-bullying and SEND pupils and working in partnership to promote a family centered approach. Excellent.

Mary Mountstephen
SEN Magazine

Will be using on SENDS module in 2015 2016 on Education

Mrs Vanessa Rawlings
Children, You, University Campus Suffolk
January 26, 2015

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