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SENCO: Finding Your Way Through the Role Short Course

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Course information

Why do this course?

If you are considering becoming a SENCO or you are a SENCO new to the role, this is a great fast-track training opportunity to get an understanding of the multiple requirements of the role. This course will give you the opportunity to network with other SENCOs in early years, primary, secondary or further education.

It can also be attended by more experienced SENCOs who wish to brush up or consolidate their existing knowledge and expertise.

Course description

In the context of this training, participants will learn about:

  • updates on SEN policy changes;
  • reasonable adjustments for children with SEND and the legal aspects of provision;
  • supporting colleagues on a range of inclusive pedagogic approaches for a whole school approach;
  • understanding data and leading on intervention;
  • working inter-professionally with relevant services in the context of the local offer; and
  • creating effective relationships with parents/carers to achieve a holistic provision.

The course will have the form of a workshop with use of discussion, multimedia and handouts. Networking will be encouraged for knowledge exchange.

What will you take away?

  • Knowledge and understanding about complex issues surrounding the role of the SENCO and important updates; handouts.
  • Knowledge exchange and liaison and networking with other professionals from other contexts; certificate of attendance.

Course tutor

Dr Paty Paliokosta


Discounts are available for Kingston University School of Education's partner schools and Kingston University students and alumni.

Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.

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As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.


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