Read SEN Magazine SEN119: July/August 2022 here

The English SEND Review comes in for some stick in this issue, as Warren Carrett lets off steam on pages 14 and 15, and there’s a more sober review of the legal implications by Douglas Silas on pages 10 to 12. There’s still time to contribute your views to the official consultation, which closes on 22nd July. This can be done online via the following link:

Our lively cover image relates to the Music theme in this issue, and in particular to Emma Kenrick’s delightful account of using music to inspire and build confidence in children of all abilities (see pages 26 and 27). Music is also one of the Ms in Nicola Hankey’s practical article on the three Ms for making literacy fun (pages 32 and 33).

Emily Bennett on pages 16 and 17 has some practical advice on helping a pupil who returns to school after an acquired brain injury (ABI), and where to turn for support. On pages 46 and 47, Marzena Komisarczuk has some practical tips for posture and movement for students with cerebral palsy.

We have three articles in this issue which relate to literacy and language. As well as the Three Ms article mentioned above, there’s a plea by Andrea Welter for the post-Covid Literacy catch-up to prioritise pupils with SEN (see pages 37 and 38), and Roseanna Peate calls for more foreign language teaching for pupils with special needs (page 35).

On pages 43 and 44, Headteacher Ben Levinson describes the proactive attitude to mental health which he encourages at Kensington Primary in East London. Conrad Will gives a frank and personal account of how impaired vision affected his school career (pages 8 and 9), and don’t forget to turn to pages 72 and 73 for Mary Mountstephen’s latest Book Reviews.

Last but certainly not least, please make time to read Victoria Annan’s excellent thought-provoking article on pages 57 and 59 in which she explains the benefits of taking SEN techniques mainstream.

If you have something to say about the topics raised in this issue, or if you have ideas for areas we should be covering, or if you just want to let us know your views and opinions, then please contact me at

Finally, I’d like to send a big thank you to all our advertisers. Without your support, SEN Magazine would not be possible.

Have a great summer, and see you next term.

Click to read SEN Magazine SEN119 online

Music therapy, Literacy fun, Writing for SEN, Dyslexic MPs, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, SEMH, Days Out, Foreign Languages, plus SEN news, Point of View, Book reviews, CPD & Events and more…

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