Advice and support for special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs)

Teaching schools alliances

Northamptonshire’s teaching schools alliances provide a range of support for schools – whether they are academies or local authority including:

  • Support for SENCOs
  • How to become a SENCO
  • Templates for schools to map their SEND provision
  • Inclusion support and meetings

Fairfields Teaching School runs the Inclusion Network which supports SENCOs and holds regular meetings after school in the north of the county and the south of the county.

Maplefields Teaching School offers countywide behavioural support.

Inclusion News

Newsletter for Sencos:

Inclusion network meetings

Please see the latest Inclusion News for the details and agenda of the next meetings being held on 2 and 4 May 2017.

Other support

Early years support - Early years inclusion and SEND support.

Northamptonshire Inclusion Mentoring Partnership (NIMP) support early years staff working with children with special educational needs and disabilities in Northamptonshire with training, a knowledge hub and mentoring support.

The National Award for SEN Co-ordination

The University of Northampton are offering  the national award for SENCOs starting in October 2017.

Completion of the course has been mandatory for the teacher designated as the SENCO since 2009. New SENCOs must gain this qualification within 3 years of taking up their SENCO post.

It may also be relevant for those aspiring to be SENCOs or those who were already in the post of SENCO prior to 2009 and wish to pursue accredited professional development in this area.

Completing the course entitles candidates with 60 credits which can be used towards an MA in SEN and Inclusion.

The programme is taught by experienced senior lecturers from the Faculty of Education and Humanities alongside local authority and teaching school partners who have expertise in Special Educational Needs. This programme is endorsed by NASEN.

Training will take place at a local venue following an induction day at the University of Northampton’s Park Campus.

No more renewal notices for Northamptonshire Blue Badge holders

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Events

Find out what's on for families at Northampton Libraries and Country Parks this summer 🌞

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Holiday activities

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