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The Primary SEND Handbook for Trainee Teachers

The Primary SEND Handbook for Trainee Teachers

May 2024 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This essential textbook is written to support and guide trainee teachers to understand Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary settings. This book includes:

  • Up to date information on policy and legislation
  • Coverage of the four key areas of need
  • the role and responsibilities of the teacher
  • working with support staff
  • and strategies for ensuring an engaging and inclusive learning environment

Directly linked to the areas of the Core Content Framework, the Early Career Framework and the Teacher’s Standards, this book is written to help you to be the best teacher you can be. 

Part One – Policy and Teacher Responsibilities
Chapter 1: Policy Development and Legislation in the UK Context
Chapter 2: The Role of the SENCo, Class Teacher and their Responsibilities
Part Two – Pupil Areas of Need
Chapter 3: Communication and Interaction
Chapter 4: Cognition and Learning
Chapter 5: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Chapter 6: Sensory and Physical Needs
Part Three – Developing Classroom Practice
Chapter 7: Working with Support Staff, Education Professionals and Parents
Chapter 8: Assessing Pupil Needs through the Graduated Approach
Chapter 9: Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
Conclusion – The Future of SEND

Sarah Alix

Dr Sarah Alix has worked in Education for 20 years. She works for the Sigma Trust in Essex leading the teacher training provision. Sarah has experience as a youth worker, a primary school teacher, a behaviour support advisor working with primary, secondary and special schools, and working for a University as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of their Education Department.Sarah has a Doctorate in Education, a psychology degree, and post-graduate qualifications including the SENCo award, PGCert in Autism, MA in Education, and PGCert in HE. Recent publications include researching autistic trainee teacher experiences, and a handbook for foster... More About Author

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