A Manual for the Early Years SENCO

A Manual for the Early Years SENCO

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`'Pushed in at the deep end? Overwhelmed by the enormity of it all? If you are a new special educational needs co-ordinator, Collette Drifte has written this invaluable manual for you. She reassures and builds confidence by offering detailed advice on making the seemingly impossible manageable. Although her focus is on early years settings, her advice holds good for all. The Senco at my school liked the clarity and examples of good practice, the emphasis on team and multi-agency approaches and the helpful photocopiable resources. There are excellent approaches to planning the year ahead, a positive and practical look at policy writing, and even letter templates for every occasion.... At 16.99, [this] is a great buy' - TES Extra for Special Needs `Although not aimed specifically at the issues arising from working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder this book is so helpful and informative that I would highly recommend it, particularly to be used in tandem with a more specific book appropriate to you own setting. This challenging and stimulating book would also be a very useful too for both INSET training and self-evaluation'- Good Autism Practice `It is encouraging and forward look and provides a wealth of advice and ideas to ensure the new SENCO can find their way through the maze of administrative jobs that will come their way. SENCOs new to the position would welcome the straight forward and practical advice it offers and at 16.99, it is a certainly a good buy' - SNIP `The book is filled with plenty of real life examples and useful photocopiable material' - SATIPS `This is a `must buy' for all newly appointed early years SENCOs, but is also likely to be of particular interest to anyone involved in the provision of training for this growing group of education' - SENCO Update Are you a new SENCO? Are you a busy SENCO juggling your SEN role with your existing job? Could you use some time-saving ideas and practical advice? Starting with a look at the role and responsibilities of a SENCO, this book covers all areas of the job from supporting children and colleagues to working with parents and outside agencies. An entire section on planning will help you timetable your year and break your workload down into manageable chunks. Packed with real-life examples and photocopiable material, this book has everything you need to help you keep on top of your workload. Photocopiables include: - a year planner - an at-a-glance visual plan of your workload over the year; - INSET evaluation sheets; - professional planning, evaluation and development forms; - Individual Education Plans (IEPs); - Child and Parents' Review Contribution forms; - observation sheets and checklists; - play plans, daily activity reports and letters of invitation for parents; - a list of useful organizations. For the SENCO who has to deliver INSET, there is a whole chapter to help you plan your presentation - including suggested timings for delivery and ideas for suitable activities. New and busy SENCOs working in a reception class, nursery schools, playgroups or any other pre-school setting will find the practical guidance in this book invaluable. Collette Drifte is a freelance writer and educational consultant, with 22 years of teaching experience in mainstream and special education.Q Work your way through the Review Form systematically, helping to keep everybody focused on each point as it comes up for discussion. Q Ask for the key workera#39;s contribution, which is crucial, as they know the child most intimately withinanbsp;...

Title:A Manual for the Early Years SENCO
Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher:SAGE - 2005-08-10

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