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How do Special Educational Needs Coordinators’ (SENCOs) in England enhance teachers’ classroom practice?

Qureshi, S. (2013) How do Special Educational Needs Coordinators’ (SENCOs) in England enhance teachers’ classroom practice? Invited Presentation presented to: Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) 25th Annual International Conference 2013: Back to Basics - Portfolio for Practice, Dublin, Ireland, 06-08 June 2013. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Presentation)
Abstract: This paper addresses the Conference theme by discussing practical ways in which SENCOs enhance teachers’ skills, and how teachers reflect this support when addressing the needs of children with SEN in English Primary Schools. 18 teachers and 18 SENCOs – including a cross-section of those having multi-functional responsibilities – were interviewed. Key emergent themes include: SENCOs as ‘agents of change’; the difficulties of ensuring the balance between teachers’ over-reliance and under-utilisation of SENCOs’ remit; and the nature of interventions and provisions made for children with SEN in terms of the ‘usual’ support, versus that which is ‘over and above’ normal practice.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Special Educational Needs, inclusive education, mainstream primary schools, school leadership
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC1200 Inclusive education
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education
Creators: Qureshi, Saneeya
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: 7 June 2013
Date Type: Presentation
Event Title: Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) 25th Annual International Conference 2013: Back to Basics - Portfolio for Practice
Event Dates: 06-08 June 2013
Event Location: Dublin, Ireland
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/6992

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