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The Independent School SENCO

Training dates throughout the year:

Thu, 26 Sep 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online
Mon, 25 Nov 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online

This essential masterclass provides delegates with an essential overview of the role of the SENCO in independent settings. You will come away with practical tools, tips, strategies and resources to take back to your school and implement straight away. The role of the SENCO in an independent school comes with significant pressures and challenges. Figures show that over 17% of all ISC pupils require SEND support and it is vital that independent schools can meet the individual needs of these pupils. While the SEN Code of Practice does not apply, having a consistent and robust approach is key.

Join us for this one-day virtual masterclass for a detailed look at the role of the SENCO in Independent schools. Our expert speaker will take you through your legal requirements to ensure that you are compliant, whilst signposting you to useful resources. You will also look at the EHCP and admissions process and how they might differ for your setting.

You will be able to audit your identification, referral and diagnosis process and procedures to ensure they effective, as well as consider how best to support individual pupils. You will consider your leadership of SEND, how you can work strategically and prepare for inspection.

During the course of the day, you will have plenty of time to network with colleagues, discuss specific challenges and put your questions to Lorraine.

Who Should Attend
SENCOs, Deputy and Assistant SENCOs and other senior members of staff with responsibility for SEND provision in independent schools.

Key Learning Objectives
This Masterclass will enable you to:

  • Explore the legal responsibilities for an independent SENCO

  • Understand the EHCP process for independent provisions

  • Put processes and procedures in place to identify pupils with SEN in your setting

  • Effectively implement support for individual pupil

  • Improve how you work with parents to improve support for children

  • Provide outstanding leadership in your role as SENCO

  • Raise awareness of SEND across your school and understand what staff training maybe required

  • Prepare yourself and your setting for inspection of SEND provision

Facilitated by:

Ms Lorraine Petersen OBE

Lead Educational Consultant
Lorraine Petersen Educational Consultancy (LPEC)

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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Virtual, Online
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Mon, 25 Nov 2024
Virtual, Online
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