National Award for SEN Coordination
2017-18

Please note that registrations are now open for the 2017-18 cohort of the National Award for SEN Coordination. Click below to find out more and secure your place.

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National Award for SEN Coordination

All SENCOs new to role since 2009 must successfully complete the National Award for SEN Coordination within three years of coming into post. The Eastern Partnership has been delivering the National Award since January 2010 and has a strong track record of providing a high quality, cutting edge course delivered by well respected, up-to-date and experienced trainers.

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Advanced SENCO Award

Whether you are a SENCO who has completed the National Award for SEN Coordination and wish to progress your studies, or you are an experienced SENCO wishing to update your knowledge and skills, this course is suitable for you. It is particularly useful for those who are carrying out the SENCO role across schools or groups of schools or who are likely to become a cluster SENCO in the future.

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SENCOs as Leaders Award

The SENCOs as Leaders Award adds to the suite of training which includes the National Award for SEN Coordination and the Advanced SENCO Award and can lead to an MA in Education & Leadership, or in SEND & Inclusion. This programme is suitable for SENCOs who have successfully completed the National Award for SEN Coordination or have been in post prior to 2009.

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Advanced Skills for Teaching Assistants Level 4

This is an exciting and innovative course for teaching assistants and HLTAs who want to further their knowledge about working with pupils with special educational needs and develop coaching and mentoring skills to share good practice with colleagues. The programme is comprised of six full day sessions, and participants will receive supervision throughout the course with projects and portfolios.

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aptGO (SEN & Disability Focus)

aptGO is an Audit and Planning tool for working at Ofsted judgements Good and Outstanding. The purpose of the aptGO tool is to help you describe, evidence and improve your policy and practice for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities against the requirements in the current Ofsted inspection framework. We have specialist facilitators available to schools across the UK.

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Level 3 Award for SENCOs in Early Years

This course is relevant to all who are working in a private, or voluntary sector playgroup or day nursery, or work as a child-minder. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice for those 0-25 (2014) states that all settings must have a SENCO. When the SEN and Disability reforms come into force this September, those working in Early Years will have a critical role to play.

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MA Dissertation

 

The dissertation is the final stage of the journey towards an MA in Educational Leadership or in SEND and Inclusion. The module will enable those who currently hold 120 Masters Level credits gained through the SEN Masters Suite programme to achieve a further 60 credits, resulting in the completion of an MA.

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Regional SEND Forum

 

The Regional SEND Forum offers a selection of the latest news, tools and resources to assist in the day-to-day practice of those working in SEND, as well as the latest big ideas across the sector. Users can also share their own good practice and take part in discussions with other practitioners in the Discussion Area.

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