Special educational needs and disability: terms and definitions development wheel
This new easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the section you need and has information on both sides.
Split into nine sections on each side, this moveable wheel twists round to the relevant section and has been designed for early years settings, including maintained nurseries, as a stand-alone reminder of important special education needs and disabilities (SEND) terms and definitions.
The role of special education needs coordinator (SENCo) is a demanding and complex one with a language of its own; this wheel will be particularly useful for new special education needs coordinators, but it is also a helpful quick guide to special education needs and disabilities terms and definitions for managers, teachers and all early years practitioners.
The front of the wheel highlights the role of the special education needs coordinator, the importance of partnership with parents and follows through the graduated approach as highlighted in the special education needs and disabilities code of practice. The reverse of the wheel covers useful definitions, including the broad areas of need and the importance of the Equality Act 2010.
This simple to use one piece tool (measuring approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around) comes laminated for a longer lifespan and also serves as a reminder of the additional sources of funding that early years providers can access to support various groups of children.