Who is our SENCo and what is their role?

SENCo stands for Special Education Needs Coordinator. Each school has a Special Education Needs (SEN) policy that is based on the framework set out in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act, 2014. The SENCo arranges for additional support, as needed, for pupils with SEN.
 
Annie is The Yellow House School's SENCo and is responsible for the SEN provision of all pupils who attend the school.

Annie's responsibilities as SENCo include:
 
  • Managing Annual Reviews
  • Preparing reports for statutory assessments
  • Preparing the SEN register and Pupil Summaries
  • Liaising with therapeutic staff
  • Liaising with external agencies including Educational Psychology services, legal services, educational authorities
  • Taking an active role in the admissions process and screening prospective pupils
  • Taking an active role in advising on the transition to post-16 education
  • Advising and supporting tutors with regards to the needs of individual pupils
  • Promoting appropriate teaching in relation to our Objectives
  • Attending tribunals if school representation is required