Primary SENCo Forum

Starting: February 22, 2018 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

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

Meet the facilitators:

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.

Practical Information

This course is hosted initially at Fleetville Junior School in St Albans.

Twilight sessions run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm

  • Thursday 22nd February
  • Thursday 19th April
  • Thursday 7th June

Areas of focus

The course will include:

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