SEND Service

Summary

SENCO Support for Schools

Slough Borough Council have successfully recruited a SENDCo School Effectiveness Officer. This post was created to support, up-skill and develop SENDCos at schools and to develop a SENDCo network forum for all Slough Schools.

This member of staff will be responsible for developing a SENCo forum within Slough, which will provide thematic training and development opportunities.

The role of the SENDCo Effectiveness Officer is to also support school SENDCos in providing the appropriate information that will be considered at SEND panel for their students.

There is an expectation that that the development opportunities that are offered to schools will further help to promote the notion of inclusion within all settings in Slough.

Contact Deborah Bowers - Deborah.Bowers@slough.gov.uk

 

Further details of service

SENDCO Network

The role of the Slough SENDCo Network to help schools to provide the best possible inclusive provision for their SEND pupils by;

  • sharing and promoting good evidence based practice from both local and national sources
  • offering good quality training and information events
  • sign posting to further information sources, agencies, publications and government guidance

The Slough SENDCo Network was launched in January 2018 by Deborah Bowers (Education, Standards and Effectiveness Officer SEND)

The half termly meetings are well attended by SENDCos from Slough Schools, representatives from Parent Support Groups, Educational Psychologists from Slough’s Integrated Support Services and many other professionals and represenatives from agencies associated with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The topics covered focus on a wide variety of aspects across the landscape of SEND and are a great opportunity to develop collaborative working practices. An annual programme of training and professional development (CPD) includes presentations from Social Care, Health and SEND professionals.

SENDCos and other professionals are also encouraged to suggest areas for training and may be asked to deliver a presentation to promote their own examples of good practice.

SENDCo Network Events

Meeting 1: Introductory meeting, Tuesday 6th February, 12:30-4:00- Burnham Park Hall

Meeting 2: Completing SEND Paperwork, referrals, requests and reviews, Tuesday 17th April, 12:30-4:00-Arbour Park Stadium

Meeting 3: Autism in the Mainstream Classroom, principles and practice, Wednesday 20th June, 12:30-4:00-venue tbc

New SENDCos Meetings

Tuesday 1st May 2018 2:30-4:30, Arbour Park Stadium

Thursday 12th July 2018 2:30-4:30, Arbour Park Stadium