Secondary school special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)

What is the role of a SENCO in a secondary school?

A secondary school special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) is a qualified teacher employed by the school. The arrangements for identifying and assessing pupils as having special educational needs (SEN) will be set out as part of the school’s SEN Information Report and this can be accessed on the school website.

The main duties of the SENCO include:

  • Overseeing the day to day operation of the school’s (SEN) policy
  • Liaising with and advising other teachers on the graduated approach to SEN support
  • Managing the SEN team of teachers and learning support assistants
  • Coordinating provision for pupils with SEN
  • Overseeing the records on all pupils with SEN
  • Liaising with parents/carers of pupils with SEN
  • Contributing to the in-service training of staff
  • Liaising with external agencies eg educational psychology, health and social services and independent or voluntary bodies

Contact a Secondary SENCO

To find out who is your school SENCO, please contact your local school. You can find contact details for all state-funded Norfolk schools on our School Finder.

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