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How to become a SENCo or Inclusion Co?

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by salix, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. I am a mainstream primary school teacher and I would like to become an Inclusion Co or SENCo in a primary school. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice about how to move into this role? Is there a special qualification on top of PGCE? What sort of things should someone be seeking to do if they had this in mind? Thanks!
  2. SENCOs have until the 31 January 2012 to register with training providers to secure funding for the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (NASCO). SENCOs who register before this date can still receive guaranteed funded places and supply cover up to a total of £3000 (£1500 course fees, plus a maximum of £1500 supply fees).

    The Award was introduced in 2009 by the Labour Government, through the Training and Development Agency (TDA), to support the professional development of SENCOs. The TDA approved a number of training providers and paid the course fees. However, following the abolition of the TDA by the Coalition Government, the Agency will cease to exist from April 2012.
    The NASCO is compulsory for any teacher who has become a SENCO in the last 12 months, and even those who do not register before the January deadline, will still have to undertake the training, but the SENCO or their school will have to pay the course fees.
    TES also advertises brilliant intro to SENCO courses, I can recommend them
    Good luck x

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