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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/principal and governing body plays a key role in determining the strategic development of the SEN policy and provision in the early years setting, school or college in order to raise the achievement of children and young people 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 and young people with SEN.

In mainstream education settings the key responsibilities of the SENCo may include:

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