Specialist Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

The Specialist Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is the individual with overall responsibility for ensuring the coordination of provision for all learners with SEN within the setting or school is undertaken. 

The role should be viewed in the same light as other strategic roles undertaken within the setting or school. 

The SENCO, working closely with the headteacher, senior management and fellow education professionals, should be closely involved in the strategic development of SEN policy and provision. The SENCO has responsibility for day-to-day operation of the education setting’s SEN policy and for coordinating provision for learners with SEN.

The information below provides a more detailed description of the roles and responsibilities of SENCO's within Early Years and Schools