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This sample issue of SNIP, from September 2017, includes articles on children of adults in prison, stammering, EAL & SEN and more.

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  • Download PDF SEND Development Plan (369KB)
    3rd March 2017
    This SEND Development Plan aims to support SENCos to reflect upon the impact of provision in their school rather than maintaining the status quo. The sections included have been taken from the SEND Review (DfE Aug 2016).
  • Download PDF 2016 Website digest (186KB)
    6th December 2016
    An alphabetical digest of useful websites mentioned during 2016.
  • Download PDF Accessibility Plan and PSED (338KB)
    19th September 2016
    This information provides proformas for an accessibility plan, evidence of compliance with PSED and the identification of equality objectives.
  • Download PDF SENCo Calendar (227KB)
    25th August 2016
    A calendar of ideas and activities which SENCos may consider for completion during the academic year.
  • Download PDF SEN Information Report proforma (552KB)
    15th June 2016
    This proforma has been provided as a starting place for schools wishing to meet the statutory reporting regulations of the SEN Information Report. Also included are questions from the SE7 Local Offer document.
  • Download PDF 2015 data attainment results for pupils with SEN (244KB)
    3rd April 2016
    These are the data attainment results for 2015 for pupils with special educational needs, receiving Free School meals and those who are disadvantaged (FSM and Looked after).
  • Download PDF Interim Pre-KS Standards (352KB)
    7th February 2016
    This briefing identifies action taken by the Rochford Review to ensure that attainment and progress is measured for pupils who will be working below the standard of the national curriculum tests at the end of KS1 and KS2. These will be referred to as Interim Pre-Key Stage Standards; there is one Interim Pre-Key Stage Standard at KS1 and three Interim Pre-Key Stage Standards at KS2; each one containing a number of positive pupil can statements.
  • Download PDF Times Tables and SEN (802KB)
    7th February 2016
    From Summer 2016 all pupils at the end of KS2 will undergo an online test of their ability to recall their times tables up to 12 x 12. Not all pupils will find committing their times table to memory to be an achievable task, particularly those with special needs and/or disabilities. This article explores ways of making the task easier.
  • Download PDF Access Arrangements at KS4 2015-16 (307KB)
    7th February 2016
    A briefing on KS4 Access Arrangements for 2015-16. Schools need to check the full document to ensure pupils meet the published criteria.
  • Download PDF Access Arrangements at KS2 2015-16 (221KB)
    7th February 2016
    A briefing on KS2 Access Arrangements for 2015-16. Schools need to check the full document to ensure pupils meet the published criteria.
  • Download PDF SNIP Literacy Programme Part 4 (727KB)
    26th May 2015
    This literacy intervention programme is the second half of the two beat words found in the SNIP Literacy Programme Part 3. Produced by Phil and Carol Smart, both experienced dyslexic tutors, it uses secondary curriculum and high frequency words to support the recognition and spelling of words pupils will need to know in order to read and write fluently.
  • Download PDF Readability Briefing (214KB)
    20th May 2015
    Brief information on readability levels and identifying reading ease, plus passages of text at known readability levels to assist the matching of pupils' reading and comprehension abilities to curriculum text material.
  • Download PDF Ten steps for spending the Pupil Premium (351KB)
    24th March 2015
    This document is a ten-point plan for spending the Pupil Premium successfully as identified by Sir John Dunford, national pupil premium champion.
  • Download PDF Assessment Book 2015 (338KB)
    18th March 2015
    This assessment book updates the 2012 version and aims to support the monitoring of pupil attainment, knowledge and skills by using standardised tests, checklists and other tools to measure progress.
  • Download PDF Pupil Premium Calendar (223KB)
    21st January 2015
    This calendar aims to provide a prompt for the actions that may be needed by a school to respond to the needs of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • Download PDF The SEN & Disability Code of Practice (Final) (431KB)
    1st September 2014
    This briefing aims to identify the main aspects of the SEND Code of Practice as they relate to schools.
  • Download PDF School Statutory duties on SEND C of P (174KB)
    21st June 2014
    This information identifies the statutory duties placed upon schools and included within the SEND Code of Practice (June 2014)
  • Download PDF Providing special educational provision in schools (413KB)
    1st June 2014
    This is a chart that aims to support SENCos in considering the action they may consider taking in order to prepare for the changes to SEND provision in Sept 2014.
  • Download PDF The Children and Families Act (235KB)
    16th March 2014
    The Children and Families Act was published on 13th March 2014. This briefing identifies its contents and also provides a precis of the main clauses to impact on SENCos.
  • Download PDF Evidence Based Teaching (229KB)
    8th May 2013
    An examination of strategies and interventions that help to improve pupil achievement.
  • Download PDF Research on efficacy of SNIP Precision Teaching pack January 2012 (232KB)
    24th February 2012
    Research comparing five interventions for struggling readers in Ireland; this includes the SNIP Precision Teaching Pack. Findings from four years of action research by Dr. Mary Nugent at the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) in Waterford.
  • Download PDF SNIP Literacy Programme Part 3 (771KB)
    30th October 2009
    This literacy interventions programme has been produced by Phil and Carol Smart - both experienced dyslexia tutors. It uses the secondary curriculum words alongside high frequency words to support the recognition and spelling of words that KS3/4 pupils will need in order to read and write fluently.
  • Download PDF SNIP Literacy Programme Part 2 (773KB)
    29th October 2009
    This literacy interventions programme has been produced by Phil and Carol Smart - both experienced dyslexia tutors. It uses the secondary curriculum words plus high frequency words to support the recognition and spelling of words that pupils will need in order to read and write fluently.
  • Download PDF SNIP Literacy Programme Part 1 (253KB)
    30th June 2009
    This literacy interventions programme has been produced by Phil and Carol Smart - both experienced dyslexia tutors. It uses the primary high frequency words to support the recognition and spelling of words that pupils will need in order to read and write fluently.
  • Download PDF Year R Literacy Pack (353KB)
    21st March 2007
    Activities to increase knowledge of high frequency words.
  • Download PDF Year 4/5 Literacy Pack (451KB)
    21st March 2007
    Activities to increase knowledge of high frequency words.
  • Download PDF Year 1/2 Literacy Pack (323KB)
    21st March 2007
    Activities to increase knowledge of high frequency words.
  • Download PDF Studyskills Questionnaire (45KB)
    21st March 2007
    To identify areas of difficulty in KS3 pupils' study skills.
  • Download PDF Social and Emotional Skills Programme (238KB)
    21st March 2007
    This pack is aimed at developing emotional and social competency in KS2 pupils who have identified needs in these areas.
  • Download PDF Place Value Cards (5KB)
    21st March 2007
    Concrete apparatus to help with identification of hundreds, tens and units.
  • Download PDF Precision Teaching (289KB)
    21st March 2007
    This pack contains 37 columns of words aimed at increasing the visual sight vocabulary of KS3 pupils with moderate reading difficulties.
  • Download PDF Emotional Competence Framework (11KB)
    21st March 2007
    A checklist that can be used to provide a baseline of pupils' abilities in areas of emotional development.
  • Download PDF Digit Cards (29KB)
    21st March 2007
    Concrete apparatus to assist with the numeracy initiative.
  • Download PDF Behaviour Audit (82KB)
    21st March 2007
    Based upon the QCA document Supporting School Improvement; Emotional and Behavioural Development.