SEN 121 : Nov/Dec 2022


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I’m excited to be working with the great team who create SEN Magazine—I’ve been writing the book reviews for over ten years, and it’s been a fascinating few weeks getting to grips with the bigger picture. My background is in education: as a primary head and SENCO, and training teachers and early years practitioners in Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong.

As usual, this issue covers a wide range of topics written by people who. Jo Grace shares her views on multisensory rooms (see page 44), and Victoria Navin provides an inspiring guide to multisensory stories and how to create your own (page 48). Thanks to Douglas Silas for keeping us up to date with the law in relation to the updated guidance for school exclusion in England (page 32). 

We have a lovely feature on the creative arts on page 73, from the inspirational Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation (CSSF), who have been doing some amazing work with SEND schools. On page 56 Liffy McDonald of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (established by the NSPCC and National Children’s Bureau), looks at effective ways to reduce the bullying of pupils with disabilities and special educational needs, and she  identifies three key elements for inclusive schools. Dr Jennifer Nock writes on page 64 about attachment and working towards trauma-informed practice in schools, and she makes some suggestions of how schools can become more trauma-sensitive in their approach. There is an entertaining article by Julie Ely on page 79 recounting the journey of digital transformation behind the overhaul of SEND services and support in two London boroughs, showing how the local authorities shared learning and utilised SEND insight and expertise from each council. 

Peter Wingrave (page 66) describes how stairclimbers can liberate children and adults with special needs and he shares a really positive story from one satisfied family.

This is just a selection of some of the excellent content in this issue, as well as the regulars, including CPD, training and events and, of course, probably the best book reviews you’ll find in any education magazine. 

As ever, we’d like to send a big thank you to all our contributors and advertisers. Without your support, SEN Magazine would not be possible.

We’re always on the lookout for contributors to the Point of View section, as well as any suggestions for topics that you would like us to cover in future issues, so please get in touch at

See you next year.


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Creative arts, Multisensory for PMLD, Safeguarding, Attachment, Steps and stairs, Bullying, The gift of dyslexia, Managing change, plus SEN news, Point of View, Book reviews, CPD & Events and more…

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