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Last reviewed on 13 January 2020
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Whether you’re the incoming or outgoing SENCO, use our handover template to cover all the bases and make sure your school continues to meet the needs of all pupils with SEN.

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KeyDoc: SENCO handover template

If you're the outgoing special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), send any relevant SEN policies and procedures before the meeting so that the incoming SENCO can prepare any questions they might have.

The templates covers:

  • Current SEN priorities
  • Key information about SEN provision
  • The needs of all pupils including those with education, health and care (EHC) plans
  • Key reports the SENCO writes
  • A list of all external agencies involved with the school and any key professional links you might have

Take a walk around the school to observe SEN provision in action Meet the SEN link governor to discuss expectations they may have - use the handover discussion and template above to help you come up questions you might want to ask them Arrange to meet a few parents of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities to find out how they're supported at school Meet with your headteacher

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