SENCO Network

The Peterborough SENCO Network

The Peterborough SENCO Network is a network of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) across the Peterborough area. The network exists to:

  • enable SENCOs and colleagues to support each other;
  • build better communication between early years settings, schools, colleges, the local authority and other professional services;
  • share good practice and solutions to common challenges.

The SENCO network is led by a steering group with representatives from across the range of education settings in the Peterborough area, the Local Authority, and Family Voice Peterborough. The City Council has agreed to cover the costs of the network for the first year. The SENCO will have to become self-sufficient by 2017/18.

For the first year, the SENCO network intends to run a workshop/event each term. The relevant resources from each event will be published on this section.

Publication of a new ‘what works’ resource for those working with pupils and students with SEN

A new interactive ‘what works’ resource for those working with pupils and students with SEN is now available.

The resource – ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ – provides school and college leaders, teachers and practitioners with information and evidence-based practice that can be effective for SEN support.

School and colleges leadership teams, SENCOs and classroom teachers are encouraged to review their provision against the seven key features of effective support. Practitioners can look at the detail of interventions and approaches and consider what would be most beneficial for meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs in their settings.

Both the development of the resource and the underpinning research were e undertaken by ASK Research and Coventry University. The resource is hosted on nasen’s SEND Gateway and the Education & Training Foundation Excellence Gateway

Examples of effective practice include:

· Reorganising lesson structure, learning environments and curriculum
· Measures to address attendance issues
· Effective transition support and preparation for adulthood
· Effective progress monitoring

Resources from the Peterborough SENCO Network Training Workshop 29 June 2017

Following on from the SENCO Network training workshop, the slides for the day are available in the pdf document below.

SENCO Network Training Workshop Presentation slides

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The following resources are a series of presentations delivered during the spring term 2017 SENCO network event

Local Offer presentation

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Annual reviews

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EHCPS and graduated provision

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Registration questionnaire feedback

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Educational psychology update

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The following resources are a series of presentations delivered during the SENCO workshop day on 1 December 2016

Family Voice Peterborough Presentation

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Peterborough SEN Update

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Educational Psychology Service Presentation

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Resources from the Specialist Hub Network meeting 16 June 2017

Following the Specialist Hub Network meeting on 16 June, the resources used on the day have been uploaded for you to read and refer to.

The meeting was packed with updates from Sheelagh Sullivan (Head of Services) and Pam Setterfield (Commissioner for Child Health and Well Being) and reflective discussions on our first year as Hubs.  The resources include:

  1. Presentation Slides
  2. Official Hub Guidance
  3. Resources and support for young children and young people's mental health.

PDf's of these resources are listed below:

Official hub guidance

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Presentation slides

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