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SENCO Development Group

What is it?

The SENCO Development Group provides an opportunity for SENCOs to share good practice and discuss issues relevant to them and their schools. This group will also be a good opportunity to raise any queries, particularly in relation to the impending changes in the world of special educational needs.

Who is the Course Leader?

Our SENCO Development Group is facilitated by Sophie Tennant, SENCO & Teacher, Burneston CE Primary School

When is it?

Scheduled Dates

Date Time Agenda/Notes
Academic Year 2021 - 22
Thursday, 30th September 2021 1.30pm - 4.30pm Guest Speaker - Victoria Madeley SEN Hubs
Thursday, 17th March 2022 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Thursday, 23rd June 2022 1.30pm - 4.30pm

What is the cost?

There is no cost for these courses to our partnership schools. Schools that are not partnered with the Swaledale Alliance are welcome to attend, however there is a fee of £60 per delegate.

Book Your Place

If you wish to book onto this session, please contact Margaret on

Are you new to the SENCO role?  Have a look at our workshop at:

New to the SENCO Role

Useful links:

YES @ Arete Learning Trust

Understanding Learning Differences to provide support for pupils, parents and schools.

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