SENCO: performance objectives

See suggested performance objectives for a SENCO, with example success criteria and monitoring arrangements. Use these to help you set objectives that are suitable for your SENCO and your school context.

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  1. Tips for writing performance objectives
  2. Example performance objectives

Tips for writing performance objectives

Set objectives for your special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) that relate to:

  • Your school's improvement plan (SIP)
  • The SENCO's personal and/or professional development

You may also want to ask your SENCO to chose and set 1 of their own targets, based on their own aims for development.

See more detail about how to write performance objectives.

Use existing guidance to help you

Get ideas from official documents that explain the role and requirements of a SENCO, such as:

Example performance objectives

You can tailor these to your specific needs, such as:

  • The key strategic aims of your school
  • The needs of the pupils with SEN in your school
  • Your SENCO's level of experience 

To establish systems to support staff in making sure that pupils