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Who is the SENCO and What is Their Role?

The school SENCO is the special educational needs coordinator. They must be a qualified teacher who, if newly appointed or who has not been in a SENCO role for 12 consecutive months, must achieve a National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination within three years of the appointment.

The key responsibilities of a SENCO as laid out in the ‘Special educational need and disability code of practice (SEND), 2014 are: