SEN114 : September/October 2021


Read SEN Magazine SEN114: September/October 2021 here

Editor’s letter

As we are all beginning to think about the new school year, which can either inspire delight or dread in parents, carers, teachers and pupils alike.

For some, the prospect of returning to school can be a far from happy occasion. In the first of a series of articles, Jannine Perryman and Louise Parker Engels explore the issue of school attendance difficulties and persistent absence.

At this time of year, the choice of school is something at the forefront of many people’s minds. Francesca Dean recounts her first hand experience of her school days, and how the choices made had an effect upon her educational journey. Sotiria Vlahodimou considers school choices from the point of view of the social and emotional literacy demonstrated by the schools under consideration.

Cathy Parvin recounts the story of Miriam, and her bravery in opening up about the effects of her dyspraxia to her classmates, whilst Arran Smith gives us his personal insight into how dyslexia can be viewed from both a negative and a positive perspective.

When moving schools, it is important that the transition is as smooth as possible. Professor Sandy Toogood gives us a guide on how to help students who are moving to and from a residential school.

As we embark on a new school year, outings are something that offer a special experience. Hannah Cushion from the London Transport Museum provides a series of useful tips on how to go about arranging trips for SEN pupils, and Claire Cooper from The Tank Museum describes the inclusive learning experience it offers for children on school trips with Special Educational Needs.

If you have something to say about the topics raised in this issue, have ideas for areas we should be covering, but aren’t – or just want to let us know your views and opinions – then contact me at

Steve Muddiman
Editor: SEN Magazine

Make sure you get your copy and subscribe today 

Click to read SEN114 online :

  • Diagnosis Dyslexia
  • Persistent Absence
  • School Trips
  • EHC Needs Assessments
  • Dyspraxia
  • Assistive tech
  • SEMH
  • Teacher training
  • Mental Health
  • TAs
  • Finding the Right School
  • Recruitment and retention
  • SEN law
  • SEBD
  • Adoption
  • plus SEN news, Book reviews, CPD & Events, recruitment, petition watch and more…
SEN Magazine
Author: SEN Magazine

+ posts


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here