SEN Register Management: Inclusion Criteria for SENCos

by | Dec 16, 2022

SEN Register Management: Inclusion Criteria for SENCos

by | Dec 16, 2022

Streamlining SEN Register Management for Effective Support

Navigating the Complexities of SEN Register Management

In an informative session, viewers were guided through the critical aspects of “SEN Register Management,” shedding light on the nuanced decision-making process regarding student inclusion. The webinar emphasised the importance of distinguishing between the support needs of students with SEN and those with English as an Additional Language (EAL), highlighting the unique considerations that SENCos must evaluate.

Criteria for Inclusion and Decision-Making

The discussion provided valuable suggestions on utilizing the SEN policy and graduated response as tools for making informed decisions about the register. By focusing on whether the support a child or young person receives is “additional to or different from” what is offered to the rest of the class, educators can better determine eligibility for the Register.

Addressing Common Questions and Ambiguities

Key questions surrounding the inclusion of students requiring examination concessions, reasonable adjustments, and the potential overlap with EAL needs were addressed. The webinar also tackled the topic of national and local averages for SEN identification, advising against strictly adhering to these percentages for Register inclusion.

Utilising Derived Matrices and Policies for Clarity

Through examples and expert advice, the session illustrated how derived matrices and clear criteria for inclusion can streamline the management of the SEN Register. These tools support SENCos in making equitable and transparent decisions that are in the best interest of each student’s educational journey.

This video provided SENCos and educational professionals with insightful strategies for managing the SEN Register, highlighting the importance of a careful and criteria-based approach to inclusion. By distinguishing between various needs and applying a structured policy framework, schools can ensure that the Register accurately reflects those students who require additional support, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of SEN provisions.

Recorded Dec 2019 – We will update this Soon!