School SENCOs

Core Standards

The Haringey core standards for SEND set out the Local Authority’s expectations for the quality of provision for pupils with SEND in mainstream educational settings in Haringey. 

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SENCO drop-in events

As advised in the recent SENCO Forum, we will continue to hold regular SENCO drop-ins with the SEND team. 

 

Timeslots will be allocated for a 15-minute slot and SENCOs should use the following link to book, please ensure all relevant information is completed in advance of the meeting:

Current dates which are available can be found below, future dates will be communicated via the SEND Newsletter on a monthly basis.

  • 11 January 2023 (3-5pm)
  • 25 January 2023 (3-5pm)
  • 8 February 2023 (3-5pm)
  • 22 February 2023 (3-5pm) 
  • 8 March 2023 (3-5pm)
  • 22 March 2023 (3-5pm)

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Self-Evaluation and Action Planning for SEND

All schools are asked to use the 4-point Haringey Evaluation schedule to self-evaluate their SEND provision. The outcomes of this should be recorded on the Evaluate My School portal and updated at least once within the school year.

All headteachers and SENDCOs are allocated a login for Evaluate My School. EvaluateMySchool – Expert Education Evaluation (external link) If you need a new login, please contact ellika.mcauley@haringey.gov.uk.

The following SEND Action Plan template (Word, 212KB) is available for schools to use.

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SEND Training

The SENDCO forums are a great place to meet other SENCOs who work across Haringey mainstream schools and provide an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about different aspects of special educational needs and inclusion.

The agenda for our forums is very much driven by our SENCOs and focus on topics that they would like further reflection and support with. We also regularly invite organisations and speakers to our networks so it's a brilliant way of deepening your knowledge of what's available locally, the national SEND picture and to network with others in the field of SEND.

The dates for the forums for 2022-23 are:

  • Wednesday 22 February 2023: 9am to 12.30pm - online
  • Wednesday 7 June 2023: 9am to 12.30pm - Hornsey School

In addition to the SENDCO forum, the Educational Inclusion team and Educational Psychology Service provide an extensive SEND training programme. The programme includes both online and face-to-face sessions delivered centrally and sessions which can be personalised for delivery in individual or groups of schools.

The SEND training offer is a traded service which can be purchased as a package which costs £3 per pupil with discounts if you also subscribe to the HEP or Early Years packages or on a pay-as-you-go basis.

You can find out what’s on by looking in our brochure and book your place here SEND Events (external link).

Other good places to access SEND training are:

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SEND Network Learning Communities

This year we are working on developing our support for mainstream schools through SENDCO Cluster groups. Primary school clusters will be based on their Network Learning Community and there will be a separate secondary cluster. The aims of the clusters are:

  • Develop capacity in schools to meet the needs of children with SEND through the strengthening of collaborative partnerships to support and challenge
  • Create a distributed leadership model for SEND across Haringey
  • Maximise the use of resources through joint commissioning to achieve economies of scale, and targeting support
  • Improve consistency of provision for children across Haringey schools

We will be trialling the model with the primary schools in Harringay and West Green and the secondary schools and extending the model wider in early 2023.

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SEND Support

The Haringey SEND Support Documentation pack are a set of standardised pro-formas which should be used by schools to record how they are implementing the graduated response for children. Schools may wish to adapt them for their own use but must ensure that all the key elements remain. The SEND Support Guidance should be used to inform the content of the plan to ensure that an evidence-based approach to supporting children with SEND is in place.

The following documents will support schools with their planning for children with SEND:

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Page last updated:

December 15, 2022

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