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A Critical Guide to the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 Years (2015)
A Critical Guide to the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 Years (2015)

A Critical Guide to the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 Years (2015)


160 Pages, 6.85 x 9.70

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.00 (US $29.00) (CA $39.00)

Publication Date: February 2020

ISBN 9781913063337

Rights: US & CA

Critical Publishing (Feb 2020)

Price: $29.00


A practical guide to the SEND Code of Practice for trainees, teachers and other health and social care professionals working with children and young people who present with special educational needs or disability. Parents, carers and families of these children will also find it invaluable. This accessible guide sets out the statutory rules and responsibilities for all those involved as detailed in the code of practice and helps you to understand and interpret these in context through case studies and critical insights. It fills the gap between policy and practice for all those working in this area from primary through to FE.Professionals and practitioners will be able to identify complexity and dilemmas, understand perspectives that may be different from their own, and consider theoretical frameworks that encourage and support critical thinking and reflection.


The case studies were one of the most useful parts of this book for both students and lecturers. I also liked the way the book is designed to enhance personal reflections and critical thinking rather than just describing some basic facts. - Leda Kamanopoulu, Roehampton University -

Author Biography

Janet Goepel was a teacher for many years, working with a range of children with the label of SEN. She moved to working in higher education teaching inclusion and special educational needs after completing her Masters. Her doctoral thesis is concerned with the professionalism of doctors and teachers in working together to support children with special educational needs. She is currently a senior lecturer in primary education at Sheffield Hallam University and teaches inclusion and special educational needs on both the undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training courses. She is the leader for the PCGE award in Special Educational Needs Coordination and also the National Priority Lead for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) for all primary and early years teacher education courses within the university. Jackie Scruton qualified as an NNEB and spent the next 14 years working in a variety of settings including a residential boarding school for boys with emotional and behavourial difficulties, an inner city family centre, a special school and further education colleges. She has an MA in SEN, now teaches in HE, and is a specialist member of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST).Caroline Wheatley taught for many years within the primary age phase. She became a SENCO and subsequently trained as a specialist teacher in dyslexia and literacy. She managed a local authority learning support service, and is now service leader for a group of 7 inclusion services which together address all four of the main areas of SEND. This current role enables her to see the graduated response to need at all levels in action on a daily basis, from the perspectives of children, young people and their families, as well as from colleagues in education, health and social care.