Rita Cheminais' Handbook for New SENCOs

Rita Cheminais' Handbook for New SENCOs

by Rita Cheminais



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Rita Cheminais' Handbook for New SENCOs by Rita Cheminais

Are you a new or trainee SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) looking for help in your new role? Are you a teacher who has responsibility for your school's special needs provision?

Leading and co-ordinating special needs provision within a whole school is a mammoth task, and this book is your ultimate guide to getting it right. By breaking down everything you need to know into manageable chunks, the book explains the responsibilities of a SENCO and tells you how to make sure you are meeting the standards set by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda.

Chapters cover:

- current legislation and policy

- liaising with colleague and parents

- managing teams

- working with other professionals

- record keeping and information management

Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/ritacheminais for downloadable materials to support the chapters in this book, which are designed to help you in your new role. Materials include observation sheets, parent information leaflets, self-evaluation forms and training plans to see you through the entire school year.

Suitable for everyone responsible for special needs provision in their setting, this handbook will be invaluable for anyone involved with SEN provision in any setting dealing with the Birth to 19 age range.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849200950
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rita Cheminais is a leading expert in the fields of special educational needs (SEN), nationally and internationally. With a background as a teacher, a SEN Co-ordinator, an OFSTED inspector, a General, Senior and Principal Adviser in SEN and Inclusion, as a School Improvement Officer, and as a Freelance Education Consultant, Rita has thirty seven years of practical experience.

She is a prolific writer and respected author of journal articles and books in the areas of SEN, inclusion, Every Child Matters, Pupil Voice, and Partnership Working with Families and Multi-agencies. Rita speaks regularly at national conferences on these topics.

Table of Contents

The Professional Context of SEN The Strategic Development of SEN Policy and Procedures Coordinating SEN Provision Leading, Developing and Supporting Colleagues in the School Workforce Working in Partnership with Pupils, Families and Other Professionals

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