The SENCO as a strategic leader
With the introduction of the SEND code of practice 2015 all SENCOs now have a much greater strategic role in school. If not part of the SLT then they will certainly be a middle-leader. This new course will set out the roles and responsibilities of the SENCO and offer advice and support to enable them to undertake their duties in an effective way.
Investigation by NAHT Edge uncovers the extent to which SEND reforms are being successfully implemented by schools. Our report, ‘Supporting SENCOs, schools, and children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities: making the reforms work for everyone’
, is exclusively available for NAHT Edge members to read. Book onto our course to find out more about the SENCO as a strategic leaders.
Lorraine Petersen OBE
Start: 0900 for 0915
- to gain an overview of SEND legislation including the Children and Families Act, the Equality Act, SEND regulations and the SEND code of practice 2015 and have an understanding of the impact of SEND reform on schools
- to ensure that SENCOs, especially those new to role, have the knowledge and skills to influence and embed the strategic direction of SEND in their school
- to consider the role of teaching and non-teaching staff in school and to offer SENCOs support in ensuring effective deployment of staff
- to gain a deeper understanding of the four broad areas of need and strategies and interventions SENCOs might want to share with school staff
- give delegates an overview of the strategic role of the SENCO
- offer support and guidance on managing teaching staff to ensure that every teacher is offering high-quality teaching for all pupils including those with SEND
- propose models for the effective deployment of support staff
- offer strategies and tools to share with staff
- offer opportunities to discuss their role and responsibilities with a network of other SENCOs