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Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator Training for the new SENCo

Event code EYC 19/163 
Event description The Early Years SENCo training for the new SENCo provides an introduction to the role of setting SENCo. The course is for Level 3 practitioners in a private, voluntary and independent (PVI) setting, who may be new to the SENCo role or for practitioners who plan to be a setting SENCo in the future. It is also relevant to childminders, setting managers and deputy managers.
The setting SENCo is an important leadership role, with key responsibilities to ensure that the best possible educational outcomes are achieved for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
This course is funded by Kent County Council for delegates from Kent-based PVI settings, including childminders.
The course is chargeable to collaborations or when delivered in house at a setting.

Additional Information
Delegates planning to attend SENCo training may be interested in purchasing the SENCo Handbook - see link below for more information.

Delegates may also be interested in other courses to support the role of SENCo:
Early Idendification of SEND
Best Practice Guidance Training
Prime Importance of Communication and Language
SENCo Advanced - this course provides the next level of training for the Early Years SENCo and Childminder. Delegates will have already attended the one-day SENCo course and are now ready to enhance their skills and knowledge to support children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Only 1 delegate per setting may attend
Training objectives Understanding your role and responsibilities as a SENCo in supporting collegues and co-ordinating the response of the setting to children with SEND.

Responding to emerging concerns about a child's progress and how to identify special educational needs in partnership with parents.

Working with the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) and other external services to access advice, support and information.

Meeting the Statutory Framework for the Foundation Stage (EYFS 2014), the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2015) and the Equality Act (2010) in your early years setting to support children with SEND. 
Key stages
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Subject areas Equality and Inclusion
Target audience
Childminder - Eligible / Childminder - Registered / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager / Playworker / SEN Co-ordinator
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Riverside Vineyard Church, Thanet Way, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3JQ map
Location Canterbury
Training Provider The Education People - EYC Equality and Inclusion
Admin contact Victoria Parker (
tracie butterfill / Susan Denny
Part of SLA? Yes
Kent LA cost
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Number of credits 0
Funding information This course is funded by Kent County Council for delegates from Kent-based PVI settings, including childminders.

Only 1 Delegate Per setting may attend.

20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice.
Start date Friday 11 October 2019
Times 09:30 - 15:30
Number of sessions 1