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 the Children – Making Sure Their Entitlements are Met

Supporting the Children – Making Sure Their Entitlements are Met

Supporting the children – making sure their entitlements are met

The key points covered in this chapter are:

  • Identifying a difficulty and expressing concern.
  • The three phases of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice (Early Years Action, Early Years Action Plus, Statutory Assessment) and the SENCO's role in each phase.
  • The practicalities of planning, writing and using Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Organising and holding reviews – some suggestions and ideas.


Here we'll be exploring the issues surrounding the core of this book: the child. ‘Catching’ em young’ and supporting them fully are their entitlements. As practitioners responsible for helping the little ones in our care to achieve their potential, we must strive to become experts and use that expertise ...

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