Spelling is an area where many well-educated adults lack confidence, let alone children who are still developing as writers. It’s important to have a whole-school policy for teaching this important skill. read more

This week, we look at some ways to get family members involved in a child’s interest in books and developing reading skills read more

Once a teacher has identified that a child is experiencing difficulty with reading, the next step is often to approach the SENCO for an assessment of the child read more

The ability to write is still of prime importance, it’s a complex activity and many children with SEN need extra help and support

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In this issue of SENCO week, we will consider the SENCO’s role in developing reading, beginning with how you can support excellent ‘first teaching’ read more

In our last SENCO Week bulletin, we began a three-part review of recruiting and managing teaching assistants − a key part of the SENCO role. This week, we look at some of the different ways of deploying TAs read more

Continuing last week’s inclusion theme, SENCO Week provides a downloadable checklist to help you achieve an inclusive classroom environment

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This final section of SENCO Week’s three-part review of recruiting and managing teaching assistants looks at the teacher/SENCO/TA relationship and offers ideas for joint training sessions read more

In many schools, it is the SENCO who has the main responsibility for managing Teaching Assistants (TAs). SENCO Week provides tips on selecting your TAs effectively

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SENCO Week provides information to help you support pupils with physical or sensory difficulties and outlines the role of the Disability Discrimination Act read more