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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 am the programme leader and academic tutor for the on-campus Postgraduate Certificate National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCO).

I'm Chair of the independent SENCO Network, Convener Interdisciplinary Research Network: Adverse Childhood Experience and author for SAGE publishers.

I'm Module Leader, Academic and Personal Tutor of a range of modules on MA Education and MA Special Educational Needs and Disability, 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.

Publications

Number of items: 28.

Article

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) The road to school exclusion: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of interviews with parents of children with autism in the UK. Autism. ISSN 1362-3613 (Submitted)

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Riding the rollercoaster of school exclusion coupled with drug misuse: The lived experience of caregivers. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. ISSN 1741-2692

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) School exclusion, substance misuse and use of weapons: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of interviews with children. School exclusion, substance misuse and use of weapons: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of interviews with children, 36 (2). pp. 1-33. ISSN 1467-9604 (In Press)

Martin-Denham, Sarah and Donaghue, Jacob (2020) The impact and measure of adverse childhood experiences: Reflections of undergraduates and graduates in England. Journal of Public Health, ahead. p. 1. ISSN 0943-1853

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, Donaghue, Jacob and Benstead, Helen (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.

Conference or Workshop Item

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Sharing research findings School exclusions and mental health. In: Department for Education: Dissemination of Exclusions Research Findings, 30/11/2020, Teams.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) The use of theographs to understand the journeys of children excluded from school. In: Centre for Research in Education: Seminar Series, November 10 2020, Online.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Drugs and School Exclusion: Sharing research findings. In: Department of Health and Social Care Independent Review of Drugs, October 7 2020, Online.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Behaviour is Language: Lessons from research. In: Behaviour is Language - Virtual International Conference, July 10 2020, Online.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) School Exclusions and Mental Health. In: My child, my life, my family - Adverse Childhood Experiences Conference, June 25 2020, Online.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) WomenEd. In: #WomenEd Sunderland, NE England. Celebrating women #IWD20, 3 March 2020, University of Sunderland, UK.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2019) NHS SEND Workstream: Linking health and education data on children with SEND in Sunderland: a 'proof of concept' project. In: NHS SEND Workstream, November 18 2019, Council for Disabled Children, Hackney, UK.

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 (2020) Isolation booth to school exclusion: We need to find a better way [Blog post]. BERA Blog.

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.

Martin-Denham, Sarah (2020) Social, emotional and mental health and school exclusions research [Commissioned research study]. University of Sunderland.

This list was generated on Fri Jan 15 06:57:39 2021 GMT.
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.

Last updated 16 December 2020

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