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Coaching for SEN(D)COs - A focus on the roles and responsibilities of the SEN(D)CO and how developing a range of coaching skills can support collaboration, communication and clarity of vision

The SEN(D)CO has a critical role to play in ensuring that pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) in a school receive the support they need.  The role is a strategic one and the status of the SENCO has been increased in the most up to date code of practice. It is the responsibility of the SEN(D)CO to steer the development of the SEND policy and provision within the wider school improvement plan. Significantly, the role includes the identification of pupils with SEND, co-ordinating provision, liaising with parents and carers and creating opportunities for effective collaboration with other stakeholders including psychologists, local and wider care services and other external agencies.  

This course focuses on how developing a range of coaching skills can enhance positive communication, create a clarity of vision in relation to quality of provision and ensure positive outcomes for all those involved in teaching and caring for pupils with SEND.

The day will include:-

  • Reviewing the role, status and responsibilities of the SEN(D)CO
  • Defining the vision for ensuring SEND provision is an integral part of the School Improvement Plan where all staff know the part they play in quality outcomes, have the relevant CPD they need and the resources that will ensure success
  • Investigating how developing a range of coaching skills can enhance the role of the SEN(D)CO as part of their role within the senior leadership team, with middle leaders and managers, teachers and their support teams and parents, carers and the wider community
  • Focusing on the leadership skills that are fundamental to the role of the SEN(D)CO and time to learn or enhance some of the essential coaching skills that will deepen confidence, influence change and build dynamic and successful teams
  • Opportunities for delegates to focus on their current role, what works well, what could be improved and how through positive coaching strategies the SEN(D)CO can implement change and opportunities to create SEND provision that delivers high quality outcomes for all
  • Time to practice some coaching skills and to reflect on how these can be used to enhance the role of the SEN(D)CO back in school

Who is the course for?

Essentially, the course is aimed at those who have the definitive role of SENCO or SEN(D)CO.  This can be in any school primary, secondary or special or in a further education setting.  It will also be useful for those who have senior leadership responsibility for leading the SEND provision within the school.  Governors who have the role of overseeing the SEND provision may also benefit from attending this course in order to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the statutory responsibility and what is deemed as best practice for the SEN(D)CO. 

All our courses are delivered in prestigious venues in major cities, located within easy walking distance from mainline stations, the road network and car parks.  We always provide lunch and we will offer refreshments from 09.30 for a 10.00 start.  We aim to finish at between 15.30 and 16.00 but the trainer is always available for further consultation if required.



First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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