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Maximising your Role as a SENCO

Develop the practical skills you need to give SEN children all they need to achieve

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Leading a Team: A Course for Support Staff Team Leaders.

Suitable for: Current and aspiring SENCOs who want to maximise their performance in the role and ensure that they are fully up to date.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8327WW

Being a SENCO is varied and challenging. There are many aspects of this job that require various skills such as team work, time management, prioritising, managing finances, determination and compassion. This course will support you to develop your own approach to this demanding yet rewarding role.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the background legislation, policies and evidence that are key to inclusion and SEND provision
  • Secure your knowledge of high incidence disabilities
  • Draw on a broad range of evidence and policy resources to influence the delivery of inclusive education
  • Design, implement and evaluate an intervention in your setting to improve the outcomes of one or more SEN pupils
  • Cultivate your collaborative, leadership and staff management skills with multiple stakeholders


The context for inclusive education
  • Increase understanding of the background legislation and policies that currently inform inclusion and SEND provision
  • Appreciate how high incidence disabilities affect your pupils’ learning and development
  • Local Offer — be confident in establishing what inclusion is in your school and what is appropriate for your student’s needs
Developing strategy and policies for inclusive education
  • Audit SEND/inclusion policies within your school and look at their background and how they relate to the current legislative climate
  • Draw on a broad range of evidence, policy and resources, to positively influence the delivery of meaningful CPD in relation to strategic vision and commitment
  • Compare and contrast elements of SEND practice in your school in relation to your school development plan
The development, planning and application of inclusive practice
  • Analyse the intervention choices offered in your setting and evaluate the outcomes of one intervention in detail
  • Draw on theory and external sources to design an intervention that will enhance the outcomes of one or more SEND pupils in your school
  • Evaluate your existing systems for SEND data management
Working with others
  • Sharing information — using personalised student approaches with all staff to target support and interventions
  • Taking an active lead — embedding the SEND cycle across the school
  • Enhance your leadership — foster collaborative and staff management skills, by fostering an understanding of the key roles and relationships that SENCOs have
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