SENCo Network Meeting (Autumn 2023)

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Our SENCo Network termly development meetings provide an opportunity for SENCos to come together to:

• Find out about the latest national news and updates;
• Develop their skills & knowledge;
• Learn from new & innovative practice and
• Network with colleagues to share and develop their practice.

We will begin this term’s meetings with National Updates in relation to SEND from the DfE, Ofsted, NASEN, latest research and links to new SEND resources. This will include a National Updates Briefing Paper which you can share with SLT and your SEND Governor.

We will then have 2 main areas of focus:

  1. Planning a personalised curriculum for children who are struggling to engage with learning.  This session will include time to look in more detail at The Engagement Model and hear from one of the SENCOs from our group who will share their experience of planning for and supporting children with challenging needs to begin to engage with learning.
  2. This term’s Take-Away will be focused on ‘Supporting class teachers to write SMART and meaningful targets’. This presentation is designed for you to ‘take-away’ and use for training staff back at your school.

We know you value time to network with each other so there will also be some time to share your SEND focused priorities for the year ahead. Kate will also provide a ‘SENCo New Year start-up checklist’.

We will be running our local network meetings in a range of locations across the year and there will also be an online option.

DATE: Tuesday, 17 October 2023

TIME: 09:30-12:00

LOCATION: ONLINE – ZOOM meeting (a link will be sent out a week before)


DATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2023

TIME: 09:30-12:30

LOCATION: Bulkington Village Centre, School Rd, Bulkington, Bedworth CV12 9JB


DATE: Thursday, 19 October 2023

TIME: 09:30-12:30

LOCATION: Anker Valley Primary Academy, Brooklime Way, Tamworth, B79 0FD


COST: £115 for non-subscribing schools

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:

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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