SENDCOs are excellently placed to improve teaching and learning in schools. They often know the students’ needs incredibly well, know a great deal about SEND and have a clear responsibility for supporting good outcomes. However, SENDCOs can work with greater effectiveness if the strategies and approaches they take are informed by research evidence.

In this week’s episode Gary Aubin joins Dale to discuss ‘High Quality Teaching for SEND’. He takes us through how the EEF has come to its conclusions around high-quality teaching for SEND. Listen to find out:

  • 5 evidence-based approaches
  • what this means for teachers in classrooms
  • how SENDCOs can support teachers to recognise their own good practice and make changes to their practice where needed

About Gary Aubin

Gary Aubin is the SEND Content Specialist for the Educational Endowment Foundation and Director of SEND for a multi-academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools. With a strong mindset of inclusion, his work as Director of SEND has supported schools out of Special Measures and towards Outstanding for their SEND provision. Alongside SEND duties, he has written The Lone SENDCO: questions and answers for the busy SENDCO and writes the blog. He tweets @SENDMattersUK.

He is a contributing author to Great Expectations by David Bartram OBE and wrote the Understanding the SENDCO role course for Guide Education. A former pastoral leader and still a practising secondary teacher, Gary completed his Masters in Special and Inclusive Education at the UCL Institute of Education. 

Contact Gary Aubin

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Twitter – @SENDMattersUK

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