- Quality first teaching.
The SENCO is a qualified teacher who is designated as SENCo for the school. The SENCo plays an important role in determining the strategic development of SEN policy and provision as part of the leadership team. The SENCo has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the SEN policy and coordination of provision to support those with SEN, including those with EHC plans. The SENCo provides professional guidance to colleagues and will work closely with staff, parents, carers and other agencies. The SENCo is aware of the provision in the Local Offer and is able to work with parents and professionals providing a support role to the family ensuring that children with SEN receive appropriate support and high quality teaching.
The key responsibilities include:
- Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy;
- Coordinating provision for children with SEN;
- Liaising with relevant designated teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN;
- Advising on a graduated approach to providing SEN support;
- Advising on the deployment on the school’s designated budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively;
- Liaising with parents of children with SEN;
- Liaising with EYFS providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and independent or voluntary bodies;
- Being a point of contact with external agencies, especially the LA and LA support services;
- Liaising with potential next providers of education to ensure a young person and their parents are informed about options and a smooth transition is planned;
- Working with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements;
- Ensuring that the school or maintained nursery keeps the records of all children with SEN up to date.
The Governing Body has identified a governor to have oversight of special educational needs provision in the school and to ensure that the full governing body is kept informed of how the school is meeting the statutory requirements.
The SEN Governor – Mr J Greenless will meet regularly with the Head teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-coordinator (SENCo) and