Jackie Ward was a primary school teacher for over 25 years and a deputy head and special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) at a primary pupil referral unit (PRU) for eight years prior to taking early retirement and setting up her own business in 2016. She is now an independent behavior and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) consultant working in mainstream primary and secondary schools. In “On the Fringes: Preventing Exclusion in Schools Through Inclusive, Child-centered, Needs-based Practice” she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to scrutinize school exclusion procedures, and also reviews the SEND Code of Practice in depth, particularly highlighting the role of early interventions in detecting underlying SEN and medical needs. “On the Fringes” also explores a range of pre-emptive and alternative approaches that can be employed as part of a whole-school approach to pastoral care and behavior management that develops pupils self-awareness and self-regulation. “On the Fringes” is unreservedly recommended to the attention of classroom teachers, building principles, school superintendents, as well as school district and academic library Educational Administration collections and supplemental studies lists.
to read the review in the digital edition of the Midwest Book Review.