Primary SENCo Forum 2019-20

Starting: November 7, 2019 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Please note the DSPL7 will be funding the cost of this network from their SEN training budget therefore this will be free of charge to delegates.

Who is this course for?

A cluster group for new to role and recently qualified SENCos from St Albans Primary Schools. The group will provide opportunities to share good practice and offer support. The topics for discussion will be directed by the group themselves on a meeting by meeting basis but will be led and facilitated by Elaine Bridle.
This course will be hosted initially at Fleetville Junior School in St Albans, but participating schools may offer to host a cluster meeting.

The cluster will meet on a Thursday from 4.00pm to 5.30pm each half term on the following dates:

  • Thursday 7th November 2019
  • Thursday 13th February 2020
  • Thursday 4th June 2020

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Share good practice
  • Offer advice and support
  • Raise standards in SEN provision

Areas of focus

The course will include:

  • Opportunities for discussion (topics decided by the group)
  • Advice and support
  • Sharing of good practice

Meet the facilitator

Elaine Bridle is currently Associate Head and Senco at Fleetville Junior School. An SLE for SEND, Elaine has an MA in Education and Leadership of SEN and supports new SENCos completing the National Award through her role as a Tutor with the Eastern Partnership and Herts for Learning. Elaine is also the co-Manager and Primary SEND lead for DSPL7 and the School Improvement Lead for SEND with the Spiral Partnership Trust.

Elaine is passionate about supporting the needs of pupils with SEND and is keen to share outstanding practice wherever possible. A forum will be hugely beneficial for new to role and recently qualified SENCos, providing a support network through which they can continue to develop knowledge and skills.