“Pupils with SEN are not getting the support they need to succeed and are falling behind as soon as they start school. It is not right that only 5% of young people with statements of SEN go on to higher education. We must change the system so that having SEN or a disability does not predetermine a child's future”. Children's minister Sarah Teather, The Guardian, 19 October 2010
The Government is planning big changes for Special Educational Needs through the SEN green paper. Additionally, now that the chancellor has made his announcements on public sector spending, SENCOs are under even more pressure to fulfil an ever increasing number of statements on a limited budget.
Are you struggling to find the time and money to cope with your current workload plus imminent changes to the Special Educational Needs system?
The role of the SENCO is a constant balancing act. Between working with students, organising meetings, ensuring provision is suitable, managing communication between staff, coordinating teaching assistants and trying to differentiate appropriately, finding the time to keep on top of all the paperwork that accompanies these tasks can seem impossible.
Attend the 8th annual SENCO Update conference to gain a complete toolkit that not only provides practical advice on how to manage the various aspects of the role but also shows you how to manage your workload effectively to ensure that your time is not consumed solely by paperwork.
Click here to see an overview of this event. You can also see details of the day in our conference programme
Comments from last year's delegates:
“A whole year’s CPD in one day. Brilliant, excellent speakers able to inspire us”.
Vanessa Beckett, Director of SEN, Warden Park School
“An extremely well organised event which through the keynote speeches outlined current policy and practice, then allowing delegates the opportunity to choose sessions of specific interest relevant to their own schools”.
Jane Bailey, Head of Special Needs Unit, Woodford Lodge High
“Slick action packed conference with thought provoking new initiatives to build upon inclusive practice and provision within mainstream schools”.
Deborah Garner, Learning Support Manager, Hugh Christie Technology College
“An excellent resource for all SENCO’s. Opening our eyes to everything that matters”.
Elisa Horgan, Leader of Personalised Learning, Swan Valley Community School
“Informative and inspiring, I now have a clearer view of where to take my role next”.
Mark Jones, Inclusion Manager, Pinfold Street J.M.I. School