SENDCo stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator and they have a legal duty to follow the SEND code of practice. This is crucial in supporting early identification and intervention for children with special educational needs and will be a useful contact for parents if they were to have any concerns about their child’s development.
The role of the SENDCo involves ensuring all practitioners in Breakfast and After School Clubs understand their responsibilities to children with SEN and the setting's approach to identifying any additional needs and meeting the SEND Code of practice.
The role also includes:
Advising and supporting colleagues
Ensuring parents are closely involved throughout and that their insights inform action taken by the Clubs team
Liaising with other professionals or outside agencies
The Breakfast and After School Club SENDCo is our Manager, Sue MacGregor who works closely with the full management team and staff to ensure the individual needs of all children are met.