SENCo Network Meeting (Autumn 2021)

(SENCo Network 2021-22)
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This term our SENCo Network meeting will be online. This interactive webinar will support SENCo’s to develop their skills & knowledge, learn from new & innovative practice and find out about the latest news and updates.


During this session Kate will be sharing the latest news and updates for SENCo’s, plus we will be looking at aspects of practice that are useful and meaningful at this time. The session will provide some inspiration, useful information and a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues.

SENCo Network Meeting Autumn Term 1

At this term’s SENCO Leadership meeting we will have a dual focus.

Firstly, we will be exploring the tricky area of assessment for children with SEND; to what extent is the assessment and tracking of progress for all children also inclusive of all abilities and how can we ensure our approach is formative and provides a view of the whole child?

The second half of our session will focus on PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This will be a Take-Away session which means you will be able to use it as a CPD session that you can deliver back at school to your staff. It will provide an overview of what is meant by PDA and its relationship with ASC, how PDA might present in children and what are the important strategies for support.


NEW FOR 2021-22… Our new termly “SENCo Surgery” is an informal online drop-in session for colleagues to bring questions, share ideas and develop practice. More information will be shared at our first network meeting.

Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – SENCO network have 1 FREE place per school. 

Costs will be incurred for additional places and for schools that do not subscribe. Please contact us for details.


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

NETWORK MEETING (Live Online Webinar):

DATE: Tuesday 19th October 2021

TIME: 13:00-15:30


SENCO SURGERY (Live online drop-in):

DATE: Tuesday 23rd November 2021

TIME: 16:00-17:00


ACCESSING THE ONLINE SESSIONS: We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host the sessions. After you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you 1 week before the event (for both the network meeting AND the online surgery) with further instructions about how to join the meeting.

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.

Kate now works with Teaching School Alliances, MATs, Local Authorities and individual schools to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND across the primary and secondary phase. She teaches the National Award for SEN Coordination and facilitates a number of SENCo Networks across the midlands. She is a lecturer for the University of Warwick PGCE programme and has delivered key note speeches and seminars at many conferences and events such as The Education Show, NASEN Live, TES SEN, Optimus, SEN South West. She is an Associate Consultant for NASEN, an expert advisor for The Key and Chair of Governors of a large junior school.

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