I am busily writing, writing and soon to be publishing an easy to read practical book about SEN (D) with the lovely and very knowledgeable Dr Rona Tutt using this latest guidance as the starter. Our aim of the book was to firstly support all teachers in recognising when to consider SEN but also when EAL needs stop and SEN starts. It’s quite a blurry line and many teachers just do not know where to start so this news story #SEND: ow.ly/zI4FL is a great starting point to firstly find out about the changes but also to understand what the code is expecting of teachers.
I will be writing more about the book when it is ready to be published hopefully in the next month or two… so watch this space.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 for the new code of practice
As managers of subject areas the following are things to think about to ensure effective teaching and learning.
- How will you (as a manager) ensure curriculum coverage for your learners?
- How will you ensure that teachers are clear about the sequence of teaching in the subject and objectives of individual lessons?
- How will you provide guidance on choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods?
- How will you ensure that there is effective development in all current strategies including literacy, numeracy and technological skills?
- How will you establish and implement policies and practices for assessment, recording and reporting learners achievement including target setting?
- How will you set targets for a) learners and b) teachers in relation to standards of pupil achievement and quality of teaching?
- How will you evaluate the quality of teaching and then how would you use this good practice to improve teaching in your department?
- How will you establish a partnership with parents, community and businesses?