Assistant SENCo Course Spring 2025

Delegate price £270.00
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Southfields Primary School
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Assistant SENCo Course

Led by Kate Browning


The role of SENCo is a huge undertaking and many schools are opting to appoint an Assistant SENCo to support the operational management of the role.

This 2-day course is designed to provide Assistant SENCos with both the professional knowledge and understanding and the practical skills to be able to support the school’s SENCo with the day-to-day operational elements of SEN Coordination.

Areas the course will cover:

Overview of the core SEND Code of Practice and The Equality Act: a school’s statutory duties

Putting the Assess, Plan, Do, Review phases of the Graduated Approach into practice for those at SEN Support or with an EHCP

The EHCP process and Annual Reviews

Liaising with Specialist Support

Safeguarding students with SEND

Identification of SEND

Supporting Record Keeping

Supporting inclusive high-quality teaching: advising teachers and support staff Managing interventions

Working with Support Staff – best practice

Person-centerd approaches to working with parents, carers and students

Who should attend?

Aspiring SENCos, support staff – Teaching Assistants and/ or HLTAs, any colleague who would like to learn more about supporting the day-to-day operational elements of the SENCo role. This course is suitable to both primary and secondary colleagues.

This course is being run over 2 sessions. Delegates are expected to ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

The sessions are taking place as follows:

SESSION 1: Thursday, 9 January 2025 (09:30-15:30)

SESSION 2: Thursday, 23 January 2025 (09:30-15:30)

LOCATION: Southfields Primary School, East St, Coventry CV1 5LS

Cost: £270

By booking a place on this course, you will secure 1 place on each of the 2 sessions.


This course does not form part of any subscription. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Kate Browning

Kate is our SENCo Network Leader and she is a well-regarded lead professional both locally and nationally in school improvement for children and young people with SEND. She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, SENCo, Local Authority School Improvement Officer for SEN and interim Education Development Officer for NASEN, where she supported the delivery of nationwide training on the SEND Code of Practice with the DfE.

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