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The professional role of the SENCo in quality educational improvement

This webinar seeks to cast light on the potential impact the recommendations set out within the SEND Green Paper and the consequent policy implications may have for the SENCo role. We hope that by looking beneath the rhetoric and considering the role from both a practitioner and parental perspective schools will be more informed and better able to respond to the needs of pupils and families whatever policy changes may bring.

16:00 BERA introduction
16:05 Event introduction
Tanya Ovenden-Hope, Victoria Bamsey, Aniqa Kahliq, Louise Arnold, Janet Hoskin and Sulochini Pather
16:10 The strategic role of the SENCo in educational effectiveness and quality educational improvement
Dr Victoria Bamsey, University of Plymouth
16:25 Being a SENCo today – “Is this concrete all around or is it in my head?” The quest for educational effectiveness, quality, and the future of SEND coordination
Dr James Tarling, University of Plymouth
16:45 A parent’s insight of the SENCo role
Ms Tara Vassallo, University of Plymouth
17:10 The strategic SENCO; exploring lessons learned since the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to meeting statutory requirements of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
Debbie Kilbride and Tanya Cotier, University of East London
17:30 Panel discussion
18:00 Close of event


April 19, 2023
4:00 pm
- 6:00 PM