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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Giggleswick, May 27, 2011.
Does the SENCo have to be on the SLT?
Some schools like SENCO in senior team to represent the most vulnerable kids in the school.
Indeed. The head decides who is on the SLT.
I've heard similar 'encouragement' for having a range of others - such as the G & T co-ordinator, director of sport (in sports colleges, obviously - insert relevant director of specialism) - and wonder quite how large a leadership team might get if we took notice of this.
If the head can't represent the interests of SEN pupils s/he shouldn't be in the job, IMO. Advisers and their 'recommendations' - that's all they are and heads should form their teams as they wish and see fit.
Thanks for the replies. Have internally appointed - not on SMT!