Congratulations to our group of newly qualified SENcos

A small group of newly qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos) met recently at the IoE to receive their certificates of completion and thereby be eligible for recognition as qualified SENCos.

SENco group 2015

Every state funded  school is required to employ a qualified SENCo in a school leadership role. The Institute of Education at the University of Reading is one of about 25 organisations nationwide eligible to provide training for the qualification and each year about 40 people achieve the qualification here.

Recent changes to the Code of Practice have emphasised the role of SENCos as enablers of the achievement of all pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and has recognised their role in ensuring quality first teaching for all pupils regardless of ability.