In September 2009 it became law for every new SENCO in a mainstream school to gain the National Award for SEN Coordination within 3 years of taking up the post. The course is designed around the Learning Outcomes for SENCOs, specified by the Department for Education and aims to develop expertise in the leadership of SEN/D in schools.
The programme aims to develop reflective SENCOs who have a strong knowledge and understanding of the legislative context for SEND and are able to evidence application of theoretical concepts underpinning effective leadership and practice.
Students will have access to a high quality, interactive programme delivered by SEN specialists and will have mentor support from an experienced SENCO.
This is a Master’s level course with 60 credits at level 7. Students who successfully complete 60 Level 7 credits achieve a PGCert in Supporting SEN/D Through Inclusive Practice and may carry 60 credits towards future study at Master’s level.
The course requires attendance at 3 training days at the University of Buckingham and covers the following topics:
- Introduction to the NASENCO Course: Developing Context for Inclusive Education
- The SENCO as an Inclusive Leader: Reflective Writing and Action Research
- The Critical Professional SENCO: Life & Career of a SENCO
The course requires completion of two assignments: a Reflective Essay and a small-scale Action Research project. Students will be visited by a SENCO Tutor twice and engage in weekly guided tasks to support understanding and application of best effective and inclusive practice as a SENCO.
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