Special Educational Needs
Who is our SENCo and what does SENCo stand for?
Mrs Clarke is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
What does a SENCo do?
The SEN Co-ordinator (SENCo), in collaboration with the Headteacher and Governing body plays a key role in determining the strategic development of the SEN policy and provision in the school in order to raise the achievement of children with SEN.
The SENCo takes day-to-day responsibility for the provision made for individual children with SEN, working closely with staff, parents and carers, and other agencies.
The SENCo also provides related professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for children with SEN.
The key responsibilities of the SENCo may include:
- Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school's Inclusion policy.
- Liaising with and advising fellow teachers.
- Working with teachers and support staff.
- Co-ordinating provision for pupils with special educational needs.
- Overseeing the records on all pupils with special educational needs.
- Liaising with parents of pupils with special educational needs.
- Contributing to the in-service training of staff.
- Liaising with external agencies including the LEA's support and educational psychology services, the Connexions PA (secondary schools), health and social services and voluntary bodies.