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Help! I'm New to Being a SENCO! Practical Support and Guidance

Audience: Primary
Single session
  • Primary School Improvement Training Package
  • Foundation
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Brief Overview

SENCOs have a valuable, varied and demanding role in schools, having to 'fire fight' and think strategically everyday. This session aims to support SENCOs on a practical level with strategies to manage a range of issues, including: managing difficult conversations with parents/ carers; prioritising work load; and increasing the independence and accountability of class teachers when supporting children with SEND.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand how to balance operational SEND issues with time for strategic planning.
  • To discuss and review current practice.
  • To know how to support teachers and teaching assistants to become more skilled in identifying, planning and adapting learning for children with SEND (including managing provision plans and personalised plans).
  • To build on strategies when managing difficult conversations/ meetings.
  • To build on knowledge and understanding regarding monitoring provision for SEND learners. 



  • Session - 08/05/2024 13:00  -  15:15

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Delivered by

  • Katie Harris