Unchartered Territory and Extraordinary Times: the SENCO’s experiences of leading SEN during a pandemic in England

Kay, Lynda ORCID: 0000-0001-5693-9533 and Middleton, Tristan ORCID: 0000-0001-8111-3856 (2021) Unchartered Territory and Extraordinary Times: the SENCO’s experiences of leading SEN during a pandemic in England. British Journal of Special Education. doi:10.1111/1467-8578.12359 (In Press)

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Abstract

This research focuses on the impact of the context of Covid-19 on the role of the SENCO in English schools. The SENCO role is a contested field; however, the current Special Educational Needs Code of Practice identifies eleven key areas of SENCO work. A widely distributed survey was used to gather the voice of SENCOs across the country, with 26 responses. Data were analysed using a Realistic Evaluation framework to identify the impact of Covid-19 on the work of the SENCO. The research identified that practice during the context had changed in some key areas and also identified three new factors of the SENCO role. These point to the need to revise policy and guidance relating to the SENCO being part of SLT, providing emotional support for adults and engaging in practical pedagogical activities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Education
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Tristan Middleton
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 12:27
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 22:33
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9289

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