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ECJ Editorial

Welcome to the new look Every Child Journal that will inform, question and provide valuable insights into how to improve outcomes for all children and young people in all education settings.

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ECJ 5.4 | Engaging Parents in the Early Years

The new SEND Code of Practice puts greater emphasis on engaging parents and carers in making decisions and shaping their child’s education. What might this look like in an early years setting? Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles investigate.

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ECJ 5.4 | Easier said than done: Implementing the SEND Code of Practice

Ann Stacey, head of Aldermoor Farm Primary School, explains the detailed steps she has taken to make the Code of Practice ideal come alive in her school.

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ECJ 5.4 | Cultural Change

Headteacher Derek Peaple and SENCo Steve Oxley describe the efforts at Park House School to move special educational needs out of the ghetto and onto every teacher’s agenda.

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ECJ 5.4 | Exploring SENCo dilemmas

Day-to-day challenges a SENCo faces can often indicate more serious problems in the school’s wider policy and practice. How, then, can SENCos delve beyond the obvious answers to reveal the broader issues that lie beneath? Dr Amelia Roberts presents three fictional scenarios.

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ECJ 5.4 | Can teaching assistants support social inclusion?

Teachers, leaders and politicians alike have long questioned the usefulness of teaching assistants in the classroom. Here Dr Helen Saddler questions the way TAs are currently deployed and offers an interesting perspective on where their value lies.

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ECJ 5.4 | SEND reforms: Challenges for the early years

SEND provision in the early years has been in desperate need of reform for a long time. But has the new Code of Practice hit its mark? Maureen Hunt explores the key challenges thrown up by the recent reforms and some of the steps exemplary settings are taking to deal with them.

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ECJ 5.4 | Using technology to support early literacy development

Only half of practitioners are confident using touch screens to share and enjoy stories with children, the National Literacy Trust has revealed. What support is available to help professionals make the most of this valuable teaching tool? Clare McGread gives an overview.

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ECJ 5.4 | Girls behaving badly

An unusually high proportion of girls in the pupil referral unit with which she was working had Edwina Chevens’ curious to learn more about their stories and how they came to be there. Here she summarises her findings and makes some practical suggestions for wider practice.

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ECJ 5.4 | Helping children communicate

Speech, language and communication needs are the single most prevalent need among children with SEN, whatever their diagnosis—and the impact, should this need remain unaddressed, can last a lifetime. Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of children’s communication charity I CAN, examines the stakes.

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ECJ 5.4 | What’s wrong with teenagers?

Young people are blamed for many of society’s ills. Anita Collins and Mervyn Lebor suggest that, rather than blaming teenagers, we should be making some reasonable adjustments to accommodate their developing brains.

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