New to Being a SENCO

Each year Fusion SEND Hub run a programme for colleagues within school who are new to the role of SEND.  The programme is aimed at SENCo’s, Assistant SENCo’s,  Aspiring SENCo’s, Inclusion Managers and any SENCo that feels they need a refresher.   These 5 informal sessions provide support and information so that colleagues who are involved in developing and leading SEND within their setting feel more confident about fulfilling their roles and responsibilities in line with the current SEND practice within Sheffield. To gain the most from this programme, it is advisable to attend all the sessions although colleagues that are new to the role part way through the year are more than welcome to join.

This course will take place over 5 sessions throughout the year delivered virtually and cover the following topics:

  • The Code of Practice
  • Role of a SENCO
  • Ofsted and Sheffield Support Grid
  • Assess, Plan, Do Review’ process
  • Understanding the Graduated Approach documents
  • Outside agencies and Funding
  • In depth look at Moderation of the SSG
  • My Plans and Educational Health Care Plans
  • SATS
  • Provision Mapping
  • SEN Policy
  • Information Report
  • Local Offer
  • Transition
  • EHCP Panels
  • Stage 1 and 2 Locality Panels
  • Funding Panels
  • SEN moderation- localities and city wide and Action Plan
  • Engagement Model Information
The 5 sessions will be delivered virtually on the following dates 1.30pm-4.30pm

Session 1 – 28th September 2023

Session 2 – 12th October 2023

Session 3 – 9th November 2023

Session 4 – 25th January 2024

Session 5 – 7th March 2024

To book your place on the New to SEND programme, please visit the Eventbrite Booking System: