SENDCO training in partnership with Inclusive Learning North

St Helens TSA are delighted to offer SENDCO training in partnership with Inclusive Learning North

This 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

Course provision

  • 3 x 3-hour training sessions held during the first half of each term, specifically aimed at new SENCOs
  • 3 x 2.5-hour SEND Essentials Forums held during the second half of each term, aimed at all 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

Further information: SENDCO training offer 2018-19

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email: or