SENCO Induction Pack: revised edition
The SENCO Forum
The SENCO Forum is an independent community of people, mainly education professionals, with a particular interest in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Many members are SENCOs (special educational needs coordinators) but this is not a requirement – everyone who is involved in SEND is welcome, including class teachers, teaching assistants, advisers, consultants, parents, young people etc. The Forum also welcomes members from across the United Kingdom England and has a significant international membership (e.g. SENCOs working in international schools or support services).
The Forum provides opportunities for people to ask questions, offer suggestions, discuss and debate, and share information and resources, in the field of SEND. To join the Forum, follow the link below and complete the short ‘request to join’ form. You will then be asked to click the link in your email inbox; once approved, you will be able to access the Forum.
From 1996 to 2010, the SENCO Forum was hosted by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA). The Department for Education supported the Forum from 2010 to 2019. It is now supported by nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs). It has always been, and remains, an independent body.
Governance and Moderation
SENCO Research Posters
Whole School SEND has sponsored a collaboration with nasen, Nottingham Trent University, and Nottingham Institute of Education, who have put together a booklet of SENCo research posters. The booklet includes examples from the ‘nasen live 2019’ display of the small-scale action research projects carried out by SENCOs and aspiring SENCOs for their National Award for SEN Co-ordination coursework. These are all aimed to improve the support they provided and increase attainment for students with SEND in their schools.