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Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Training (two sessions)

Event code EYC 22/171 
Event description The course is aimed at new SENCO's or SENCO's wishing to refresh their knowledge. The course will provide an in-depth focus on the key principles of inclusive SEND practice, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021), SEND code of practice (2015) ) and the Equality Act (2010). You will learn about the graduated approach, the 4 broad areas of need, the importance of early intervention, the role of the SENCO in supporting other practitioners, creating effective parent partnerships, Kent SEND processes and working with other professional agencies outside of your setting.

This virtual training course has been extended to provide a full-day equivalent course. The course will be delivered over two x 3 hour sessions. You will need to book and attend both sessions to receive a certificate.

SENCO's that have already attended the Practical Guide for SENCOs may wish to attend this full day training as new content has been included.

The course contains learning resource materials that can be downloaded in advance of the training, they will be used in conjunction with topics being discussed. You should also have your Best Practice Guidance document available.

This course is funded by Kent County Council for delegates from Kent-based PVI settings, including childminders,
Only one practitioner per setting can attend each course.

This session will run as an interactive Zoom session. Delegates will be sent the link no later than 24 hours before the start date. Please ensure you are able to access Zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that these are not recorded and therefore not available to watch at a later date and delegates need to attend as a live session.

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Participants who are unable to install Zoom can join our training using the Zoom web client on their desktop web browser. The Join from your browser link will appear after the user clicks on the link to join the meeting.
Training objectives To enable practitioners who are new to the role of Special Needs Coordinator to gain an up-to-date grounding of Kent processes and underpinning knowledge required to begin your SENCo journey.
• To assist you in developing key skills needed that can enhance your work with children and families.
• To provide opportunities to begin to develop best practice to support children in your setting. 
Key stages
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Subject areas Equality and Inclusion
Target audience
Childminder - Eligible / Childminder Assistant / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager / Nursery Teacher / SEN Co-ordinator
target audience
Qualification level
Zoom course, use own computer, XXX XXX map
Location Ashford
Training Provider The Education People - EYC Equality and Inclusion
Admin contact Jackie Winch (
Ele Hibbert / Carla Nolan
Part of SLA? Yes
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information The course attendance is funded by Kent County Council for delegates from Kent-based PVI settings, including childminders. Non-attendance and late cancellations will still be charged as per the terms and conditions (£30 per delegate). The course is chargeable to collaborations.
20% VAT will be added at point of invoice.
Start date Tuesday 1 November 2022
Times 09:30-12:30
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.