The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is the teacher with overall responsibility for coordinating provision for children with special educational needs and is responsible for monitoring their progress. The SENCO must follow the SEN code of practice, this code of practice outlines their responsibilities and role including, liasing with teachers, parents of the children with special educational needs and liasing with external agencies such as health and social services and educational psychology services. Overseeing the records of the children and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the schools SEN policy. The SENCO is also
Senior Management Team The Senior Management team is made up of the head teacher and the deputy head. Depending on the size of the school the team can be bigger and more varied. In many schools you will find assistant head teachers or senior teachers with particular responsibilities, like learning one of the key stages or assessments across the school. The special needs coordinator might be a member and also the school business manager. The roles of Senior Management Team is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this, lead any changes and generally make sure that the school is doing the best it can for the children that attend.
Set the school’s budget. | Senior Management Team | Usually made up of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher and senior teachers with curriculum responsibility and Senco. Set strategic direction of the school and manage/lead it. | SENCO | Support, identify, train, advise and help overcome barriers within the school for children with SEN or disability. Liaise with other external professionals with may come into contact with the pupil i.e.
SENCOs must also collaborate with curriculum co-ordinators at the school to make sure that the learning requirements of all children with SEN are given equal emphasis and priority. At both the School Action and the School Action Plus stages, a SENCO will work with the teacher to consider the child’s needs, and will take the lead role in getting further assessment of a child where necessary, by contacting the LEA. They normally will be responsible for making a request of the LEA for a Statutory Assessment which may result in there being a statement of SEN. Deputy Head teacher A deputy head teacher, deputy headmaster or deputy headmistress is the second most senior teacher in a school in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. A state
Also the have responsibilities to provide staff training and development, special education needs, the curriculum, including early years, promoting community cohesion, school management issues, behaviour problems, and the development of school polices . Local Governments will provide documentation through their local Children and Young People’s Partnership plan, outlining their vision and plans for government-based initiatives. They will have their own policies and guidelines for schools and employ specialist advisors for different curriculum subjects and areas such as SEN. They also provide specifically trained teachers to support pupils who have special needs or need to be assessed for a specific learning
The key strategic purpose of the teachers is to prepare lessons to impart information and make them as interesting as possible to keep children engaged and to promote learning by leading discussion and encourage participation. They must ensure the classroom environment is supportive for all learners. Teachers should prepare homework and assignments to assess learner’s progress and feed that back to both students and families. Support staff roles refers to any school employee allocated to assist administrators, teachers etc. to address special needs within the school.
h. To create an effective IEP, parents, teachers, other school staff--and often the student--must come together to look closely at the student's unique needs. These individuals pool knowledge, experience and commitment to design an educational program that will help the student be involved in, and progress in, the general curriculum. The IEP guides the delivery of special education supports and services for the student with a disability. Without a doubt, writing--and implementing--an effective IEP requires teamwork. 6.
Quite often a TA is responsible for supervising the pupils at playtimes, on school outings, or just generally in the classroom and also offering additional support to the teaching staff in all areas. A TAs list of duties can be quite varied depending on the school, staff and what is expected. The Teacher The teacher’s role is to be in complete control of their class, preparing lessons, and supervising the staff/visitors in the classroom. A teacher will prepare individual pupil targets and give direction to other staff in the class room. When disciplinary action needs to be taken normally the teacher in charge
If you are not part of the planning you can still speak to the teacher about what will be happening and offer ideas and suggestions of your own. 1.1 continued Role of teacher Role of teaching assistant • To be responsible for planning and preparing to the National or Early Years Curriculum • To plan and prepare work alongside the teacher • To teach pupils according to their educational needs • To support learning activities • To access, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils • To assess/evaluate children’s work as directed by the teacher • To take responsibility for all other adults within
For example it provides special education teachers and those the different assistive technologies preparing to become one. It also provides a list that are available for special need students. of professional course developments and IEP tools. Council for Exceptional Children http://www.cec.sped.org Council for Exceptional Children This website works to improve the success that http://www.cec.sped.org special needs students have in education. It The professional development part of provides a list of standards that should be met this website provides ongoing learning in the special education classroom and how opportunities for the special educator.