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NASENCo and changing jobs

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by GwynethDavis, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. GwynethDavis

    GwynethDavis New commenter

    I'm over 60 and SENCo has been part of my leadership role since well before the NASENCo became compulsory. SEN has been excellent at my school through several OFSTEDs. What if I was to change to a role that included SENCo at another school? Would I need to gain the NASENCo award?
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations (2014) states
    :4) Where a person becomes the SENCO at a relevant school after 1st September 2009, and has not previously been the SENCO at that or any other relevant school for a total period of more than twelve months, the appropriate authority of the school must ensure that, if the person is the SENCO at the school at any time after the third anniversary of the date on which that person becomes a SENCO, that person holds the qualification.

    So, as you have worked as SENCO for a period of more than 12 months, it looks like you don't need to take the qualification.
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  3. GwynethDavis

    GwynethDavis New commenter

    Thanks - That's how it seemed to me too, but wanted to have second opinions.
  4. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    No, as long as you fulfil the criteria in #2 then you don’t need it. An Ofsted inspector can check but they will concur with those criteria. It doesn’t have to be at the same school.

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