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 is to 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.

This course will take place over 5 workshops throughout the year 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 sessions will be held at Talbot Specialist School, Lees Hall Rd, S8 9JP from 1.30pm-4.30pm – however Session 1 on 20th October will be a virtual training session to allow us to adhere to the guidelines re COVID 19 currently in place.  One you have booked your place for the programme, a Zoom link for session 1 will be sent to you closer to the time.

Workshop 1:     20th October 2020         

Workshop 2:     19th January 2021

Workshop 3:     2nd March 2021

Workshop 4:     27th April 2021

Workshop 5:     16th June 2021


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


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