In this week’s podcast, Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Kate Browning to discuss ‘how do we identify SEND?’ and what should a whole school approach look like.
Kate Browning is an independent SEND Consultant who focuses on school improvement for SEND. She has been (I’m giving you the short version) a SENCo, SEN advisory teacher, local authority school improvement officer for SEND and interim Education Development Officer for NASEN. She teaches the NASENCo course for the university of Northampton and lectuers for the university of Warwick on their PGCE programe. Kate also facilitates the SENCo network across Leicstershire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire, supports Governors and is also a Chair of Governors.
How do we identify SEND is question that although short, the answer is rather complex and has lots of layers. There are lots of people involved in the process, there is the process itself, there are assessments, the need for evidence, planning support and more. It all needs to be done inline with the SEND code of practice.
There needs to be a process in identification of SEND that the whole school follows. In this podcast we discuss what this looks like and that the SENCO is not always involved. Class teachers and subject teachers have a role in this process, before getting the SENCO involved. When the SENCO is involved, their should be a process to ensure that the correct steps have already been taken.
SEND Code of Practice – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
B Squared website – www.bsquared.co.uk
Meeting with Dale to find out more about B Squared products – https://calendly.com/b-squared-team/overview-of-b-squared-sendcast
Useful Resources from Kate Browning
Continuum of assessment diagram – https://www.thesendcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Continuum-of-Assessment.docx
Initial concerns checklist – https://www.thesendcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Initial-Concerns-Checklist.doc
Additional needs register example – https://www.thesendcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Additional-Needs-Register-example.xlsx
Primary school SEN register example – https://www.thesendcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Primary-School-SEN-Register-example.docx
Contact Kate Browning
Twitter – @kate_browning2
Email – email@example.com
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