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SENCo Induction

Target audience:

Those new to the SENCo role, Early Years provider SENCos for settings, trainee SENCos

Outline of event:

Are you a new SENCo? Do you have a new SENCo starting at your school?

This course runs each term and aims to support a SENCo right at the beginning of their new role and provide early help and guidance to get started.
SENCo induction is part of a planned suite of training to support the induction and development of those recently appointed. Most participants who register for this full day training also undertake the further training, one session each term on SENCo 1, SENCo 2 and SENCo 3

Intended to provide the "nuts and bolts"; many participants continue later to undertake the more theoretical framework of the National SENCo Award.
This course provides practical information about the role of the SENCo and the policies and procedures that SENCos need to help them meet the needs of SEN children in their setting.
Learners will further increase their knowledge of the SENCo role and responsibilities by developing and understanding of a range of children's special educational needs and ways to meet those needs.
Emphasis will be placed on identifying and assessing pupils needs; understanding the graduated response and practical SEN strategies. Developing a positive relationship with parents, duties of the school; identification of pupils with SEN; EHC assessments and EHC plans; personal budgets; EHC plans for young people over 18; the Local Offer; key contacts and SEN study buddies.
Course Objectives
1. Key people – who can advise and help?
2. Key information – what do you need and why are these documents important?
3. Key tasks – identifying the statutory, urgent and important amongst the avalanche.
4. Frequently Asked Questions.
5. Buddy up- finding support networks. Are you a new SENCo? Do you have a new SENCo starting at your school?

• Statutory responsibilities and key legislation
• The role of the SENCo
• The SEND register
• Information on East Riding SEND Services
• National SENCo Award Information
Delegates are requested to print chapter 5 from the SEND Code of Practice January 2015 and bring it to the training, along with your school’s copy of the SEND guidance (purple folder). It would be advisable to complete the SEND e-learning at

Learning and Teaching Outcomes:

We expect that all CPD will involve integral evaluation processes


Online resources:

Duration: this is a full day event


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Event Facilitator: June W


These are the dates for this event

Mon 24 Sep 2018-Bishop Burton College

Fri 30 Nov 2018-County Hall

Mon 14 Jan 2019-County Hall

£120.00 per person for SLA schools inc. SLA Academies

£207.00 for non-SLA Academies

£180.00 for non-SLA LA schools

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