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