“The SENCO has an important role to play, with the headteacher and governing body, in determining the strategic development of SEN policy and provision in the school. They will be most effective in that role if they are part of the school leadership team. The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEN, including those with EHC plans.”
(SEND Code of Practice, 2014)

The role of the SENCO is central to the strategic and operational management and organisation of SEND provision. In essence, their role is to support the whole school in providing quality teaching and learning experiences for children and young people with SEND.

If you are a SENCO, Head of Learning Support or other Head of SEN within a specialist setting you will find this resources section essential for the day-to-day management of SEND in your setting.

Management and organisation of SEN Provision:

Quality first teaching and differentiation: