The introduction of the SEND code of practice 2015 brought with it a much more strategic role for the person co-ordinating SEND provision in school. If the SENCo is not on SLT then they will certainly be a middle leader. This course will set out the roles and responsibilities of the manager of SEND in a school and offer support and advice to enable them to carry out their role in an effective strategic way.
There is less than one year remaining before the SEND reforms must be fully implemented. This is putting a great deal of pressure on both schools and local authorities, and SENCos have to manage a greater workload to ensure the school is legal and compliant. At the same time schools are experiencing budgetary constraints, an increase in the number of pupils with complex SEND and a workforce that has not been trained to meet their needs. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the current educational climate in light of support for pupils with SEND and gain further knowledge and skills to manage some of these challenges back in school.
Lorraine Petersen OBE
Start: 0900 for 0915