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You’ve just taken over a new class - how do you prepare for the SEN kids?

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Itchyknees Thu 04-Oct-18 23:22:45

Just that really! Do you have a chat with the senco and the previous teacher? Go over their file? Read their EHCP? Am trying to see if I’m being unreasonable!

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tenlittledinosaurss Thu 04-Oct-18 23:26:31

I would do all of those things

noblegiraffe Fri 05-Oct-18 00:27:40

Primary or secondary?

Secondary, before teaching a new class I’d look down the register for those with SEN, read the learning plans for those on the register, make sure those with hearing/sight issues are sat at the front, make a mental note of those with ASD or ADHD and then see how the kids are when they turn up.

The vast majority of kids with SEN don’t have an EHCP.

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 05-Oct-18 05:59:43

Try to see them in their current setting, speak to collleagues who know them, contact parents if possible, listen.

Itchyknees Fri 05-Oct-18 12:05:23

Primary, has EHCP. New form teacher seems to have had a chat with previous year’s teacher, nothing else. Seems clueless as to the child’s difficulties

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fluffycatpaws Mon 08-Oct-18 21:54:22

I'm a TA for SEN and have a one to one pupil in my morning class. If you have this definitely talk to them as soon as possible (especially if they're not there all day) but they should be able to handle the child mostly. Definitely read EHCPs and talk to SENCO, previous teachers, even other teachers of the same year group who may know the child.

RavenWings Mon 08-Oct-18 22:16:33

Depends on the sen kid really. Chat to previous teacher/resource teacher, look at file. Read up on issues if I want or need. Earmark anyone who needs to sit near the board (or away from it for movement breaks etc).

ConstantCraving Tue 09-Oct-18 21:48:36

Talk to the parents - they know their child best and will love you for asking them as no one else will have thought to do so.

SunflowerJo08 Tue 09-Oct-18 21:53:46

Speak to the LSA's - they will know the child's habits, learning styles and no doubt the little tricks they will try, especially with a new teacher. Read up on everything you can about them. Treat them exactly the same as everyone else in class but have chats before or after lessons. Heaps of positive praise and whatever reward system you have. Try to foster a good relationship with parents.

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