Back to School Planning: Suggestions for SENCOs

Back to School Planning: Suggestions for SENCOs   As leaders continue to plan for all pupils to return full time to school from the beginning of the autumn term, one of the challenges they face is how to ensure pupils with SEND return successfully. The government...

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Finance during School Closures

In these unprecedented circumstances we ask that all payments and invoices are paid for electronically where possible via BACS. Please do not send cheques where at all possible, contact support@edukey.co.uk if our bank details are required. We thank you for your...

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Pupil Premium

Did you know that Edukey’s suite of products can be used to support your Pupil Premium (Deprivation Premium) Pupils? On ClassCharts, you can add the Pupil Premium status to the cards so that your eligible students are easily spotted in the class.  This can help where...

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WEEK 5 – Staff SEN CPD

WEEK 3 – Staff SEN CPD SEN CPD session - SEN graduated response for our school and the differences in the different phases followed by a session on where they can find SEN information Where did last week go?  This week I’m delivering staff SEN CPD.  I was dreading...

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Provision Map – New Features January 2020

We are pleased to announce the following features are now available within the Provision Map software. Please refer to our Knowledgebase on how to use these new features. Ability to add completed text areas/fields/tables Schools can now add prefilled text fields, text...

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Week 4 – How to tackle Open Evening as a SENCO

How to tackle Open Evening or Parents Evening as a SENCO: Week 4: So, the second week into the post. I’m pretty lucky that this is a non-teaching role as I have lots of students on the register. I need lots of time to get to know them, to advise staff and to liaise...

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Transitions…

This used to send a cold chill down my spine every year.  When I was a Primary SENCO it was making sure I’d passed on all relevant information, as a Secondary SENCO it was making sure I’d got everything I needed and hadn’t missed anyone out.  And what about those...

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The SENDCO Year

(An adapted extract from The SENDCO, by Abigail Hawkins, Consultant SENCO @ Edukey) There are a great many tasks that the SENDCO has to undertake throughout the academic year.  Some are related to the whole school calendar like parents’ evenings, whereas others are...

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What does an SEN file look like?

What does an SEN file look like?

What does an SEN file look like?There are two uses of the phrase SEN file. The first refers to the file that contains all a child’s information about their SEN and provisions in place.  The second is the file kept by a SENCO ready for an OFSTED (or other) visit.  ...

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SEN Money

There are two main sources of SEN funding in schools. The first is the SEN delegated budget (also called element 2 or the notional budget) and it usually comes as a shock to discover that it has nothing to do with SEN nor is it ringfenced to that area.  The second is...

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Data Collection

If you don’t know what to do with the data you’re collecting,  you probably don’t need it. This is an excellent mantra for SENCOs when faced with the mountain of data we inevitably end up with.  Education as a whole collects a lot of data and the role of SENCO is no...

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Wellbeing in Provision Map

Schools who have the Class Charts Wellbeing package can now display a pupil's Wellbeing graph in Pupil Profiles along with Behaviour. To enable this feature go to School Settings > School Details > Display Class Charts Wellbeing: 'Set to Yes'. The pupil...

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5 Steps to Effective Interventions

5 Steps to Effective Interventions

The term ‘intervention’ is often used to describe a short-term, focused teaching programme with specific intended outcomes aimed at individuals or small groups of pupils with particular needs.  Interventions are provided in addition to high quality teaching in the...

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