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The SENCO Handbook: Working within a Whole-School Approach (David Fulton Books) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Cowne
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` excellent manual...The wide scope and depth of the handbook ensure that the author's goal of enskilling SENCOs with knowledge and ideas to support SEN policy development and ensure implementation of the Code of Practice is achieved impressively...[the book] will undoubtedly help SENCOs tackle their roles with greater confidence and competence.'

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*Shortlisted for nasen Awards 2009: Book to Promote Professional Development*

SENCOs have a key role to play in developing and implementing an inclusive framework for meeting Special Educational Needs

The fifth edition of this best-selling SENCO Handbook provides up-to-date information and advice in relation to three key government publications; Removing Barriers to Achievement: The Government’s Strategy for SEN (2004), Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Schools (2004) and the Disability Discrimination Act (2005), particularly the disability equality duty and accessibility plan.

Elizabeth Cowne offers clear and practical guidance to SENCOs enabling them to meet the demands made on them by the latest legislation and practice. This comprehensive companion:

  • introduces the reader to the key concepts and issues of SEN and inclusion

  • provides detailed information for SENCOs, head teachers and governors about developing whole-school policy and practice for children and young people with SEN

  • advises on essential aspects of the SENCos' role including the management of support staff, working in partnership with parents and outside agencies, and the improvement of teaching and learning.

  • enables those working in education to debate, discuss and reflect on the issues presented in relation to their work in schools or other settings

  • includes a photocopiable section of staff development activities

  • gives information on further reading and source materials.

The SENCO Handbook remains essential reading for all those responsible for special educational needs working in early years, primary, secondary and FE settings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 946 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 5 edition (14 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BTPBU6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #492,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and Detailed 4 Aug. 2009
I found this book very useful for advice on various aspects of the role of SENCO in mainstream schools. The photocopiable section is extremely helpful for staff development issues. I would recommend this book for anyone who has recently been appointed SENCO.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must to read book by new SENCOs 28 Sept. 2011
Being a new SENCO at a primary school has been a challenging experience. I started the NASENCO course last year where this book was introduced to us. Since then I have been using it whenever I needed guidance, references, or even to find support for clarifying my own responsibilities. I wish I read this book before starting my role. This book will make you understand what is the role of a SENCO or an Inclusion manager and prepares you for what to expect when managing change in your own settings. I found this book very easy to read and I would highly recommend it to all the new SENCOs and the Inclusion managers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best value for money 14 Jan. 2013
By Zelia
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I'm new to the post SENCO and is currently doing my SENCO training. This handbook is everything you need for preparing you for leading a SEN department and has helped me loads in completing assignments. It reads easily and covers everything you need to know.
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