SENCOs & Senior Leaders

SENCOs and Senior Leaders

The Department for Education (DfE) states in the Draft Code of Practice (2014) that...

‘Governing bodies of maintained mainstream schools and the proprietors of academy schools (including free schools) must ensure the there is a qualified teacher designated as Special Educational Needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO) for the school’

As a service we recognise the demands of SENCOs and strive to support schools by helping make the job easier and manageable.

Schools can access a variety of exciting and worthwhile events across the academic year.

Our dedicated SEND sessions, give both experienced and new SENCOs an opportunity to develop, network and share outstanding practice.

Our SEND Briefings (Primary, Secondary, Special) and Transition Forum provide opportunities to access:
  • Local and National Updates.
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies for promoting Inclusive Learning within your classrooms and school.
  • CPD – delivered by the Inclusive Learning Officers and/or with experts from their field.
  • Sharing of good practice across the region.
  • Networking opportunities.

New to the role of SENCO

Our training is suitable for staff taking on the role of SENCO for the first time or are new to the school.

During the training you will cover various aspects of the SENCO role, providing you with the confidence and knowledge to be outstanding in your role.

Content may vary depending on national and local priorities, but you can expect some of the following:
  • Key updates on legislation
  • Raising a E-HAT (Early-Help Assessment Tool) and Child Protection
  • Data and Assessment
  • Parent Partnership
  • Pupil Premium and SEND Funding
  • Preparing for Ofsted
  • Educational Psychology
  • Person-Centred Planning
  • Supporting and Managing support staff
  • Inclusion Charter Mark - overview of process