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.  

Keeping Track – Ensuring Effective Record Keeping

Keeping track – ensuring effective record keeping

The key points covered in this chapter are:

  • The crucial importance of setting up and maintaining records.
  • The role of the SENCO regarding records.
  • The different types of records: observations, assessments, examples of work, profiles and checklists, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), IEP/review summaries.
  • Records as evidence.


We live in an age of paper chases and log books, and the special educational needs (SEN) process has records as a fundamental part of its workings. While we may moan and groan about filling in forms and pen pushing, the updating and monitoring of the records of the children in our care are crucial. When we send a child along the path set by the SEN Code of Practice, we're ...

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