Pre-school Inclusion SENCO Handbook

Senco Handbook Contents

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Section 1 - General Overview

  1. A Guide to ‘Ordinarily Available’ (the Local Offer) for Early Years Settings
  2. A Graduated Approach to Identifying and Planning for needs in the Early Years
  3. An introduction to the The Graduated Approach
  4. A Checklist of Action for The Graduated Approach for Key Workers

Section 2 - Observation Formats/Information Gathering

  1. Focussed Observation Sheet
  2. ABC Observation Sheet
  3. STAR Observation Sheet
  4. Tracking observation sheet
  5. Communication Checklist
  6. Language Mapping

Section 3 - Initial Action

  1. Individual Child Communication Log
  2. Advice line Consultation Request V1
  3. Local Council Link for Consultation Request Form - click on the link to be taken to the website:

Section 4 - Moving On

  1. Template SEN Profile (blank Word doc)
  2. Example SEN Profile (Word doc)
  3. SEN Support Plan v1 (blank Word doc)
  4. SEN Support Plan v2 with Photo (blank Word doc)
  5. Writing Clear Targets/Outcomes
  6. Record of progress towards targets
  7. Example v1 SEN Support Plan 1
  8. Example v1 SEN Support Plan 1 Reviewed
  9. Example v1 SEN Support Plan 2
  10. Invitation letter to SEN Support Plan Meeting
  11. Behaviour Support Plan
  12. Health Care Plan
  13. Supporting Children with Medical Conditions - DfE Guidance
  14. Supporting Children with Medical Conditions - Templates

Section 5 - Next Steps

  1. Barnet Child Development Service (CDS) Referral Form (09/2020)
  2. Child Development Sevice - external web page
  3. Referral information notes (PDF*)
  4. Professional Contact Information Sheet (Individual Child)
  5. Report Writing Guidance and Example Report for a CDS Referral

Section 6 - Early Years SENIF, DAF and Universal Plus

  1. Outline of DAF and SENIF September 2017
  2. Free Childcare Model Agreement (including DAF application form)
  3. Early Years SEN Inclusion Fund Information
  4. EY SENIF Application Form v5
  5. Guidelines for using EY SENIF Funding
  6. EY SENIF Monitoring Form
  7. Universal Plus
  8. Full Report Writing Guidance for EY SENIF

Section 7 - Transitions for Children with SEND

  1. Transitions into childcare for children on the Two Year Old Scheme
  2. Transitions into settings for children with SEND
  3. Invitation Checklist to Transition Meeting
  4. Transition Action Plan (for completion at transition meeting)
  5. Pan London Best Practice Principles for Transitions in Early Years
  6. Pan London Early Years Transition Report (Template)

Section 8 - Information for Parents

  1. Your setting’s Inclusion/Equality Policy Sample
  2. SENDIASS Leaflet
  3. Local Children’s Centre Information

Section 9 - Useful Information

  1. Contact numbers
  2. Local Services
  3. Information Leaflets

Section 10 - SENCO Information

  1. SENCO Job Description
  2. Courses attended

Section 11 - Area SENCO Information

  1. Consultation Records
  2. Area SENCO Focussed Observations

You may want to divide this section into general records and those relating to specific children e.g. the Area SENCO Focussed Observation.

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