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Arundel CourtPrimary Academy


Head of Inclusion / SENCO / Designated Teacher for Looked After Children / Senior Management: 

Mrs Diane Cook

What does a senco do?

Working as part of the Senior Management I work closely with all staff in school, parents, outside agencies and colleagues throughout the city.  I have the responsibility of co-ordinating the provision made for individual children with: Special Educational Needs, Social and Emotional Needs and English as an Additional Language. Support is available through:

  • Giving advice on issues related to Special Educational Needs, Social and Emotional difficulties and pupils with English as an additional language
  • Meeting with parents to discuss any concerns they may have about their child’s development or learning difficulties
  • Assessments of individual pupils to identify need
  • Referrals may be made to a range of other professionals such as: Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and Specialist Teacher Advisors in the City
  • Nurture Lead 

send- what does that mean?

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Children with SEND often have a difficulty in at least one of the following four areas:

Communication and Interaction e.g. Autism

Cognition and Learning e.g. Dyslexia

Social, Emotional and Mental Health e.g. Bipolar Disorder

Sensory and/or Physical needs e.g. a Hearing Impairment