Last updated:

12th July 2023

What is a SENCO

  • SENCO stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator. Some schools use other names such as 'Inclusion Manager'. 
  • Every school should have one.
  • They are responsible for overseeing all pupils’ special educational needs.
  • They give advice to class teachers about strategies or interventions they could use to help a child progress better, or any reasonable adjustments that should be made to ensure a child’s SEN or disability is supported.
  • They will request support from other professionals outside of school if necessary.
  • Any additional support that your child receives should be recorded and reviewed regularly by the class teacher and SENCO.