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Role and responsibilities of a SENCO

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Last updated on 12 September 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there guidance on the role and responsibilities of a SENCO? We outline SENCO responsibilities listed in the SEND Code of Practice and the SEND regulations. We also link to examples of job descriptions for SENCOs, and look at whether SENCOs are responsible for pupils with medical needs.

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  1. 1 Role of a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO)
  2. 2 Job descriptions
  3. 3 Pupils with medical needs

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