Leading On - Brand New to SEND

This session will explore the complexities and facets of the SENCO role.

The role of the SENDCo is complex, interweaving across and throughout all aspects of school teaching, support and leadership. Taking on the role of SENDCo can feel both exciting, yet overwhelming, due to the demands of the role and expectations from colleagues.

For all learners to feel included, and have the opportunity to reach their full potential, it is important that the responsibility for SEND provision is shared, with every leader a leader of SEND and every teacher a teacher of SEND.

This introductory session will provide an overview of what the SENDCo role entails and identify useful resources that can support SENDCos in their schools and settings.

Experiences in leading SEND provision in mainstream primary and secondary schools with be shared and discussed.

If you cannot attend live you will receive a copy of the recording, links to any resources discussed, and the opportunity to submit questions.
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Margaret Mulholland

SEND and Inclusion Specialist

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Katherine Walsh

Teacher, SENDCo and Regional SEND Leader for South Central England and Northwest London

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Laura Smale

SENDCo, Brookfield Primary School

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Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the role of the SENDCo as outlined in the Code of Practice
  • feel confident in being able to identify the strategic and operational responsibilities of the SENDCo, and understand how to develop strategic capacity in their roles
  • have the ability to identify resources to support the development of effective SEND provision in their school or setting.
There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with other participants.

This session is suitable to those new to a SENCo role or other role leading on inclusion in either primary or secondary phases.

To attend this webinar live, you will need to ensure  you have access to a computer or device that meets the system requirements available here.

If you cannot attend live you will receive a copy of the recording, links to any resources discussed, and the opportunity to submit questions.

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