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Sarah Martin-Denham


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Programme Leader: PgCert National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (On campus)

I am passionate about supporting trainee, practising teachers and other professionals in meeting the needs of all children.

Teaching and supervision

I successfully created, validated and deliver four on campus and distance learning Masters level courses including the Postgraduate Certificate National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCO), Leading Provision and Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and a short course Supporting Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs all with successful recruitment and retention. I've had experience of Programme Leader, Module Leadership and Academic Tutor across all modules on these courses since 2014.

I'm Chair of the independent SENCO Network, Convener Interdisciplinary Research Network: Adverse Childhood Experience, Director of SENCO website/blog and Principal Investigator and Team Leader for externally funded research.

I'm Module Leader and Academic and Personal Tutor on BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS including Professional Studies and Teaching Practices in mainstream and alternative provision for all year groups and programme routes. I also have led modules in responding to Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Learning and Teaching in the Early Years, foundation subjects, analytical approaches in educational studies and Curriculum Innovation.

I'm Module Leader, Academic and Personal Tutor of a range of modules on MA Education and MA Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion including; Barriers to Learning, Inclusive Education from Policy to Practice, Approaches to Learning for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Master’s thesis supervision.

Research interests for potential research students

My research passion to date has focused on developing evidence based practices to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.

This research is fundamental to developing teachers and other professional’s knowledge and understanding of children’s multi-faceted needs so they can achieve better holistic outcomes in and outside of school.

As a researcher my interests are in the importance of creating a sense of belonging and the capturing of authentic child and caregiver voice at the heart of policy.

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

Article

Martin-Denham, Sarah, Benstead, Helen and Donaghue, Jacob (2017) The prevalence of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) identified in young people, aged 3-16, across the City of Sunderland: University of Sunderland, School of Education. University of Sunderland, School of Education.

Monograph

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) Executive Summary: A review of fixed-period and permanent school exclusions in children with SEN and no SEN designation in the City of Sunderland. Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Executive Summary: A review of school exclusion on the mental health, well-being of children and young people in the City of Sunderland. Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Executive Summary: An investigation into the perceived enablers and barriers to mainstream schooling: The voices of children excluded from school, their caregivers and professionals. Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Executive Summary: The enablers and barriers to successful managed moves: The voice of children, caregivers and professionals. Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) Executive summary: What is the prevalence of primary and secondary types of Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the City of Sunderland? A national comparative analysis of school census data. Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) What is the prevalence of primary and secondary types of Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the City of Sunderland? A national comparative analysis of school census data. Project Report. University of Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) The enablers and barriers to successful managed moves: The voice of children, caregivers and professionals. Project Report. University of Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) An investigation into the perceived enablers and barriers to mainstream schooling: The voices of children excluded from school, their caregivers and professionals. Project Report. University of Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) A review of fixed-period and permanent school exclusions in children with SEN and no SEN designation in the City of Sunderland. Project Report. University of Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) A review of school exclusion on the mental health, well-being of children and young people in the City of Sunderland. Project Report. University of Sunderland.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2017) The prevalence of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) identified in young people, aged 3-16, across the City of Sunderland: University of Sunderland, School of Education. Project Report. University of Sunderland/ Sunderland City Council.

Book

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Watts, Steve (2019) SENCO Handbook: Leading Provision and Practice. Corwin Press, London. ISBN 9781526465702

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2015) Teaching Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: 0-25 years. Sage, London. ISBN 9781446294338

Other

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) Out of sight, out of mind? Managed moves in England. UNSPECIFIED.

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) Excluding children for no real reason: What is the extent of the use of the category ‘other’ in reporting the reasons for fixed and permanent school exclusion in England? University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

This list was generated on Fri Jul 10 09:34:11 2020 BST.
Meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Last updated 26 June 2020

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