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Being a Senco!. Being a Senco!. What is the core purpose of being a Senco?. Core purpose of Senco. Formulate and implement whole school strategy for SEN Responsibility for day to day operation of provision for SEN Ensuring all staff recognise the importance of planning for all pupils

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Being a Senco!

What is the core purpose of being a Senco?

core purpose of senco
Core purpose of Senco
  • Formulate and implement whole school strategy for SEN
  • Responsibility for day to day operation of provision for SEN
  • Ensuring all staff recognise the importance of planning for all pupils
  • Key role in supporting and motivating colleagues in relation to SEN
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Core purpose of Senco
  • Managing teaching assistants
  • Working with Senior Management Team to monitor the effectiveness of SEN provision
  • Develop effective working relationships with parents
  • Follow through referrals for Graduated Response
  • Keep all parties informed about the Inclusive practices of the school
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Being a Senco!

What are the Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools for…….?

  • Pupils
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Headteachers
  • Parents
  • Governors
the key outcomes of effective coordination in schools are
The Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools are:-

Pupils with SEN

  • are confident, motivated to learn
  • they are able to listen and respond appropriately
  • understand their targets
  • Express themselves effectively through whatever means
  • Make progress
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The Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools are:-

Teachers who:-

  • Are familiar with schools policy
  • Identify pupils who need provision
  • Differentiate
  • Direct teaching assistants effectively
  • Have high expectations
  • Provide appropriate support
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The Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools are:-

Teaching Assistants who:-

  • Understand their role
  • Work collaboratively with senco and teaching staff
  • Develop their skills
the key outcomes of effective coordination in schools are9
The Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools are:-

Parents who:-

  • Share information about their child’s progress etc.
  • Are valued as part of a partnership with the school
  • Have opportunity to share skills
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The Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools are:-

Headteachers who:-

  • Support the pivotal role of the Senco
  • Promote effective learning for all pupils
  • Work with Senco in initiating, planning, delivering, monitoring an effective strategy for teaching and learning
  • Monitor effectiveness of support
  • Set priorities for Senco
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The Key outcomes of Effective Coordination in Schools are:-

Governors who:-

  • Understand their role in relation to SEN
  • Liaise regularly with Senco to monitor and evaluate provision for SEN
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Being a Senco!

What professional knowledge and understanding should a Senco have?

what professional knowledge and understanding should a senco have
What professional knowledge and understanding should a Senco have?

Sencos should have understanding of:-

  • Characteristics of effective teaching

and learning styles

  • Be able to devise implement and

evaluate systems for assessing and

reviewing progress of pupils with SEN

  • Individual educational plans/

programmes

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What professional knowledge and understanding should a Senco have?
  • Resources that can help pupils
  • Relevant legislation, Code of Practice etc.
  • Research
  • Requirements to communicate effectively to all parties, inc.transition
  • Interpret specialist information on teaching programmes
  • Contribute to professional development of other staff in the school
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Being a Senco!

What skills and attributes should a Senco have?

skills and attributes of a senco
Skills and attributes of a Senco
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Professional competence and expertise
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
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Skills and attributes of a Senco

Attributes

  • Energy,
  • Enthusiasm,
  • Personal vision,
  • Positive attitude
  • Self- confidence
  • Flexibility and adaptability in changing circumstances
  • Intellectual ability
  • Reliability, integrity and commitment
  • High but realistic expectations of him/herself and others
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Being a Senco!

What are the key areas for

Co-ordination?

key areas for co ordination
Key areas for Co-ordination
  • Strategic direction and development
  • Teaching and learning
  • Leading and Managing staff
  • Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources
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Being a Senco!

What is the Senco role in the context of the whole school?

the senco role in the context of the whole school
The Senco role in the context of the whole school

Sencos require:-

  • A commitment to inclusive practice and SEN from the whole school
  • Opportunities to work closely with the Headteacher and senior Management team
  • Access to a telephone line, interview room and clerical support
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The Senco role in the context of the whole school

Sencos require:-

  • Adequate resources and a clearly defined budget
  • Access to appropriate training
  • Opportunities to share best practice with other Sencos