Essential resources for SENCOs
Supporting pupils with special educational needs can be a very complex task. Guidance and best practice are regularly updated and overhauled so it can be tricky to stay on top of the current thinking. To make it easier, we’ve brought together some of the most useful and most up to date resources from around the internet. If there are any other resources for SENCOs that you think we should be sharing then we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can contact us on Twitter or send us a message on LinkedIn and we’ll include it in a future resource roundup
Jargon busters and cheat sheets
SENCOs need to be aware of a large number of disabilities and other needs. Thankfully there are a number of jargon busters and resources available to make it easier. Some of the most useful are in the list below
These are excellent starting points and well worth bookmarking for future reference. There’s a bank of FAQ sheets on the Essex County Council website, although some of the content only applies to Essex and not the country as a whole.
Supporting Deaf Pupils
The National Deaf Children Society has prepared thorough and in-depth resources for SENCOs who are supporting deaf children and young adults. There are separate resources for SENCOs in primary schools and secondary schools. These are also well worth bookmarking for future reference. The NDCS also publishes regular updates for SENCOs which you can subscribe to using RSS to make sure that you don’t miss any developments or bulletins.
Other resources worth bookmarking
Resources for a plethora of needs and disabilities are available online. The NASEN website is an excellent place to start and you can contact them if you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for. It’s also well worth following Twitter accounts like Bath Spa SENCO which regularly tweet the latest resources and thinking on special educational needs.
We hope you’ve found this guide a useful jumping off point but we’d be delighted to hear from you if you think that we’ve missed anything. We’ll be sure to write about them in a future Teaching Insights newsletter so it’s well worth subscribing so you can keep up to date.