SENCO: model job description

Download our model job description and person specification for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and adapt it to suit your school's context.

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  1. Download our model job description and person specification

Download our model job description and person specification

We have created a model job description and person specification for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), for you to download and adapt to reflect the role in your school.

It's based on the responsibilities set out in the SEND Code of Practice and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, and the requirements in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

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Make sure your job advert complies with safeguarding guidance and equality law

You're not required to advertise the SENCO position internally or externally, but it's good practice to do so. Find out what you need to include in your job advert to help you recruit safely.

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