Independent Thinking On ... series

For over 25 years, Independent Thinking has been taking people's brains for a walk when it comes to rethinking the purpose and practice of education. The Independent Thinking On ' series brings into print the words of some of the UK's most inspiring and original educational thinkers and practitioners ' and presents a diverse collection of accessible books covering the ideas, voice, spirit and values of Independent Thinking.

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Forthcoming Written by Ginny Bootman, Independent Thinking on Being a SENDCO is an informative guide that identifies simple, tried and tested ways to build and cement strong relationships between all those who work with children with additional needs, be these teachers, parents, carers or outside agencies. Relationships are pivotal when working with children with special educational needs (SEN). Trust, honesty and empathy play a vital role in these relationships and is key to these individuals thriving in school and at home. Ginny Bootman, a former headteacher with years of classroom experience, is now a passionate SENCO at two primary schools – and in this book she imparts her wisdom on how SENCOs can build strong and lasting relationships between those who work with children with additional needs. Ginny details why these relationships are so important in helping individual children achieve the best they can, with practical strategies backed up by real life examples.

Independent Thinking on Being a SENDCO

113 tips for building relationships, saving time and changing lives

Independent Thinking on Primary Teaching

Practical strategies for working smarter, not harder

Independent Thinking on Restorative Practice

Building relationships, improving behaviour and creating stronger communities

Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy

A passport to increased confidence, engagement and learning

Independent Thinking on MFL

How to make modern foreign language teaching exciting, inclusive and relevant

Independent Thinking on Loss

A little book about bereavement for schools

Independent Thinking on Teaching and Learning

Developing independence and resilience in all teachers and learners

Independent Thinking on Transition

Fostering better collaboration between primary and secondary schools

Independent Thinking on Laughter

Using humour as a tool to engage and motivate all learners