‘Thinking about yourself’ is the theme for the last issue of SENCO Week this term, as you ‘sign off’ the old term and prepare for September

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Forward planning and prioritising are the topics for the last two issues of SENCO Week this term. We provide you with some ‘to do’ pointers to help you finish off the school year in good shape and consider some forward planning for next term

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We all know how valuable it is to have parents ‘on board’ in terms of supporting their children and reinforcing what school is trying to do. For pupils with SEN, this is especially important

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Peer support can be an invaluable resource for SEN pupils, not only those who need help and encouragement with learning but also for the de-motivated under-achievers and those whose social skills are under-developed

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As part of your provision mapping activity this term, you’ll be reviewing the resources for small group and individual intervention programmes, class-based learning support and various types of ‘catch-up’ work. This week we provide some prompts to guide your thinking.

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This week we look at some of the ways to collect and interpret information about pupils’ achievements

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The summer term is traditionally the time for adventure camps, field trips and visits to places of interest − enriching the curriculum for all children and often providing them with memorable experiences. How can we ensure that these activities are as enjoyable and positive as possible for pupils with SEN?

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It’s that time of year when SENCOs are planning for SEN provision for the next school year. Reminders can be helpful, so this week we provide some pointers for you to bear in mind.

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This week we’re looking at how teachers and TAs can support pupils with SEN in art lessons, as well as how art therapy can be used to help individual children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties

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This week, continuing our subject-specific guidance, we’re looking at how teachers and TAs can support pupils with SEN in music lessons, as well as how music may be used in other situations.

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