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Special Educational Needs

What does a SEN Co-ordinator (SENCo) do?

The SEN Co-ordinator (SENCo), in collaboration with the headteacher 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 takes day-to-day responsibility for the provision made for individual children with SEN, working closely with staff, parents and carers, and other agencies.

The SENCo also provides related professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for children with SEN.

In mainstream schools the key responsibilities of the SENCo may include:

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