Support your SENCOs in 2017-18

Making a difference to the achievements of learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities drives every SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO).

As we look forward to the start of a new academic year in September, it’s a good idea to look at how to you can support your SENCOs so that they are in a position to help SEND pupils as effectively as possible.

It also makes sense to entrust the development of your SENCOs with a training provider that has the expertise and track record of supporting hundreds of SENCOs over the years - one that shares your mission to reduce the inequalities in outcomes between SEND and non-SEND pupils.

Best Practice Network’s National Award for SEN Co-ordination (NASENCO) is a work-based, flexible and practical programme for new, aspiring and experienced SENCOs that gives them the tools and knowledge to make a real difference to the achievements of learners with special education needs and/or disabilities.

SENCOs who have achieved the award with us sing its praises. “It has given me more confidence in my role and has helped me support others,” said a Bristol SENCO. Another, based in Solihull, added: “I now feel I can make judgements and give guidance with a level of authority I did not possess previously.” The support that participants receive is also appreciated: “What a great and supportive course this is!”


Courses are available at locations across the country in 2017-18, including:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Durham
  • Luton
  • Marlborough
  • Rochdale
  • Suffolk
  • Telford
  • Wolverhampton

Why choose Best Practice Network?

  • Face-to-face sessions with expert facilitators
  • Purpose built virtual learning environment enabled for mobiles and tablets
  • Personal tutor and peer support
  • Technical and administrative support
  • Incorporates the Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education worth 60 credits towards a Master’s degree

How long will it take?

These six day programmes are typically delivered over one academic year.

How to apply

Complete our online application form. If you are part of a school network or alliance with several SENCOs wishing to complete the award at the same time, please enquire about our bespoke training that can be arranged at a local level and delivered within your schools.

To find out more about the course register for a free information webinar on Monday 11 September at 7.30pm.

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