About New2SENCO

New2SENCO Course 2020-2021

We are in planning to repeat our popular New2SENCO course again in 2020-2021 at venues around the North West and Yorkshire.

If you are interested, please ‘register an interest’ on the form here so we can tailor our venues to suit geographical demand.

Aims of the course

  • To provide clear and practical training, guidance, resources and support for SENCOs new to the role for their first year through a combination of face-to-face training and online support
  • To give opportunity for SENCOs new to the role to network with other new SENCOs, as well as with those more experienced in the role
  • To give new SENCOs the preparedness and confidence to subsequently undertake the NASENCO Award

Course provision

  • Training sessions held during the first half of each term at venues (tbc) specifically aimed at new SENCOs
  • SEND Forum held during the second half of the summer term at venues (tbc) aimed at all SENCOs and giving the opportunity for delegates to meet with experienced SENCOs’
  • Continuous online support for the full year, with access to online resources and signposting information
  • Full email, phone and Skype support from the course consultant, Zena Martin, throughout the year
  • Resources, templates and handouts provided

Target audience

  • SENCOs entering the first year of their role
  • SENCOs returning to the role following a significant period away from it

Overview

The role of the SENCO is one of the most demanding and complex roles in school. It involves extensive amounts of leadership, collaboration and a significant helping of specialist knowledge and understanding of needs and legal systems. It is also the only role remaining that requires a mandatory qualification, known as the NASENCO Award. The NASENCO has, arguably, created a generation of SENCOs who are more confident than ever before in their analytical abilities and judgements around the scenarios that occur in school. However, it does not tell you how to do the basics – nor was it ever created for this purpose. This New2SENCO training course aims to plug that gap. 

Feedback from delegates who attended our  previous  New2SENCO courses:

Delivery/presentation – 5 out of 5

Support – 5 out of 5

Content – 4.8 out of 5

Admin/online support – 5 out of 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it to be one of the best value for money training I have completed. I would definitely recommend it to others

If you are interested, please ‘register an interest’ on the form here so we can tailor our venues to suit geographical demand.

 

New2SENCO Course 2019-2020

 

Link to 2019-2020 delegates area:
To access the 2019-2020 New2SENCO Portal click here (password protected).

 

New2SENCO 2019-2020…run by Inclusive Learning North in conjunction with:

St Helens Teaching School Alliance

The Arch Alliance, Rochdale

Furness Inclusion Group SENCO‘s

 

Aims of the course

  • To provide clear and practical training, guidance, resources and support for SENCOs new to the role for their first year through a combination of face-to-face training and online support
  • To give opportunity for SENCOs new to the role to network with other new SENCOs, as well as with those more experienced in the role
  • To give new SENCOs the preparedness and confidence to subsequently undertake the NASENCO Award

Course provision

  • 2 x full-day and 1 x half-day training sessions held during the first half of each term at venues in St Helens, Rochdale (5 x half-day) and Barrow-in-Furness specifically aimed at new SENCOs
  • 1 x half-day SEND Forum held during the second half of the summer term at venues in St Helens, Rochdale and South Cumbria aimed at all SENCOs and giving the opportunity for delegates to meet with experienced SENCOs’
  • Continuous online support for the full year, with access to online resources and signposting information
  • Full email, phone and Skype support from the course consultant, Zena Martin, throughout the year
  • Resources, templates and handouts provided

Target audience

  • SENCOs entering the first year of their role
  • SENCOs returning to the role following a significant period away from it

Overview

The role of the SENCO is one of the most demanding and complex roles in school. It involves extensive amounts of leadership, collaboration and a significant helping of specialist knowledge and understanding of needs and legal systems. It is also the only role remaining that requires a mandatory qualification, known as the NASENCO Award.

The NASENCO has, arguably, created a generation of SENCOs who are more confident than ever before in their analytical abilities and judgements around the scenarios that occur in school. However, it does not tell you how to do the basics – nor was it ever created for this purpose. This New2SENCO training course aims to plug that gap.

 

The New2SENCO training package will cover the following:

  • the current role of the SENCO and what this looks like in practice
  • managing your time and workload for the SENCO role
  • the legal framework of SEND and what that looks like in policy and practice
  • accurate identification of pupils with SEND
  • where to start in the role and what to look for
  • identifying progress and outcomes in pupils with SEND
  • developing provision maps that tell you what you need to know
  • judging whether progress is good enough for pupils with SEND or whether aspirations should be higher
  • evidence to support your judgements
  • mapping interventions and evaluating the impact
  • what makes a good EHCP needs assessment application and when you should apply for one
  • getting the Annual Review process right
  • chairing meetings effectively
  • leading to ensure that every teacher is a teacher of SEND
  • managing teaching assistant deployment
  • managing resources
  • collaboration with pupils, parents and carers
  • collaboration with external agencies and other settings
  • working with your SEN Governor
  • preparing for your NASENCO Award

Feedback from delegates who attended our 2018-2019 New2SENCO courses:

Delivery/presentation – 5 out of 5

Support – 5 out of 5

Content – 4.8 out of 5

Admin/online support – 5 out of 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it to be one of the best value for money training I have completed. I would definitely recommend it to others

 

Total cost for the 2 full-day & 2 half-day (6 half-day in Rochdale) sessions is £360 (£390 in Rochdale)…..including continuous online support for the full year, with access to online resources and signposting information, full email, phone and Skype support from the course consultant with all resources, templates and handouts provided.

Dates and venues:

Please open links below for details of specific venues:

St Helens

Rochdale

South Cumbria

 

To book or for further information please contact:

 

                                                                                        
Course consultant – Zena Martin
Educational Consultant (Inclusive Learning North)
BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, PG Cert (SpLD)