SENCO Model Job Description
Our SENCO is ………………………………
The role of the SENCO is to ensure that the setting actively promote inclusive practice and supports children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for implementing the setting’s Inclusion or SEND policy and to work closely with others and parents to support children with SEND.
SENCOs support inclusion in the following ways:
- Promote an ethos of inclusive practice within the setting
- Support staff to uphold the setting ethos and approach to children with additional needs
- Support setting manager/leader to ensure the setting provides inclusive EY provision
- Ensure early identification and intervention is implemented across the nursery
- Talk to, advise and support practitioners who are concerned about a child.
- Ensure that relevant background information about individual children is collected, recorded and up-dated, and that all written records are completed
- Support staff to do additional observation and assessment of children’s learning and development and ensure differentiated planning to meet that child’s needs. Support key person to identify smart targets and implement interventions.
- Support key person to complete Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) in partnership with parents
- Complete additional paperwork and referral forms supported by key person
- Ensure that all practitioners work closely with parents/carers at all stages
- Liaise with other professionals, including those from outside agencies
- Arrange reviews meetings with parents and other professionals
- Work closely with manager to ensure environment is tailored to the children’s individual needs
- Follow all confidentiality and data protection rights
SENCOs should take personal responsibility for their continuous professional development by:
- attending professional development opportunities including external training to support areas for development identified during annual appraisal
- sharing elements of training relating to SEND with practitioners during staff meetings
I’m wondering if QTS is still required for an Early Years SENCo role? thanks