The role of SENCo
The SENCO, under the
direction of the headteacher, will strive to:
the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and
provision in the school.
responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of
specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability.
professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents, and
SENCO will be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of a teacher, as set out
in the STPCD.
relationships with families through proactive contact and regular SEN forums.
Duties and responsibilities:
Strategic development of
SEN policy and provision
Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with
SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of
Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly
with respect to provision for pupils with SEN or a disability.
Make sure the SEN policy is put into practice and its
objectives are reflected in the school improvement plan (SIP).
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of national and local
initiatives that may affect the school’s policy and practice.
funding is being used effectively and suggest changes to make use of funding
Leadership and management:
Work with the headteacher
and governors to ensure the school meets its responsibilities under the
Equality Act 2010 in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.
implementation for children with SEND.
Prepare and review
information for the local governing board.
Contribute to the school
development plan and whole-school policy.
Identify training needs
for staff and how to meet these needs.
Lead INSET for staff.
information, such as the school’s SEN policy.
Promote an ethos and
culture that supports the school’s SEN policy and promotes good outcomes for
pupils with SEN or a disability.
Lead and manage teaching
assistants (TAs) working with pupils with SEN or a disability.
Lead staff professional
Review staff performance
on an ongoing basis.
Collaborate with SENCo
Team across the Compass Partnership Trust.
Further details of this role can be found in the attached recruitment pack.
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