The Role of the SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO) in Schools

The Role of SENCO
Every school has a SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO) and that person is responsible for ensuring that the needs of pupils with special educational needs are met appropriately. The SENCO is also your contact person in school if you have any concerns around your childs progress.

The SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO) in collaboration with the Head teacher and governing body plays a key role in determining the strategic development of the SEN policy and provision in the school in order to raise the achievement of children with SEN.

The SENCO should have responsibility for:
  • Ensuring liaison with parents and other professionals in respect of children with special educational needs;
  • Advising and supporting other practitioners in the setting;
  • Ensuring that appropriate Individual Education Plans are in place;
  • Ensuring that relevant background information about individual children with special educational needs is collected, recorded and updated.
  • Ensuring a smooth transition into the next stage of education for your child.
(Reference SEN Code of Practice 2001)
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