Written with both new and experienced practitioners in mind and packed with practical advice, suggestions, case studies, and useful photocopiable materials, this new edition of a much-loved book will help all SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) succeed in what is often a very demanding role. Providing plenty of help with planning and time-management, this book contains everything you need to know about your role, information on the current government policies such as Every Child Matters (ECM) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and meeting the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) standards for supporting children with additional needs.  

Supporting Colleagues – Giving Help Where it's Needed

Supporting Colleagues – Giving Help Where it's Needed

Supporting colleagues – giving help where it's needed

The key points covered in this chapter are:

  • Support for the SENCO.
  • The role of the SENCO in supporting colleagues.
  • Practical ways of supporting colleagues.
  • Delivering in-service special educational needs (SEN)/Inclusion training.


If you're a new SENCO, you're possibly feeling a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. This chapter explores some of the issues that may arise when you are supporting your colleagues and considering how you can best tackle this aspect of the role. The most important thing to remember is that you don't have to do it all yourself, and you must let everybody know this. It's also important that you find out where to go for support for yourself, since ...

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