NASENCO Award 2021-22

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This is a mandatory accredited course for new or aspiring SENCOs which is run by UEL. Delegates have the option of two locations in East London or North London.

Description

  • The course is accredited by The University of East London (UEL) and all credits gained are transferable to other courses both at UEL and other universities. Students have a session at UEL as part of the course where there is an excellent library including eBooks and journals.

 

The course spans one academic year and comprises two modules at Masters level.

  • The SENCOs role in leading teaching and learning
  • The SENCOs role in leading and managing change.

 

Assessment is through two 5000-word assignments and completion of a Learning Outcomes Log.

It is compulsory to attend all sessions and complete all assignments to obtain the accreditation.

 

Why should I attend?

The NASENCO Award is a mandatory qualification for new SENCOs.  Our course is accredited by the University of East London.  The qualification is the equivalent to one third of a Masters Degree and credits gained are transferable to other courses, both at UEL and other universities.

 

The course is delivered by Christine Richmond who has fifteen years’ experience as a SENCO and a Deputy Head at an outstanding school in Harrow.  She also has extensive experience supporting schools as a SEND and Inclusion Consultant.  The course is also supported by Pauline Drew, an Inclusion Adviser at BDSIP, who has extensive knowledge and experience in supporting school improvement for SEND and Inclusion.

 

In addition to the working with other SENCOs on the course, you are also invited to join our professional network of SENCOs, both new and experienced, at free events hosted by BDSIP.

 

What will the course cover?

The course covers both the strategic role of the SENCO and their role in supporting colleagues to deliver the best provision for students with SEND. Participants will complete Learning Outcomes Log and study two modules, each assessed by a 5000-word assignment based on practitioner research:

  • Module 1: The SENCO’s Role in Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Module 2: The SENCO’s Role in Leading and Managing Change

 

Module 2 will include a Learning Walk where you will visit three other schools to share best practice and gather evidence for your chosen research assignment on SEND and Inclusion.

 

Evaluations (2019-20 cohort)

 

On assignment support:

“I found it invaluable! Chris had certainly prepared for it and her coaching and tutoring were fantastic. It definitely helped me in writing my assignment and provided a lot more clarity. It was individualised. I felt well equipped to write my assignment as a result of the tutoring.”

 

How will the course help your practice:

“I have already begun to implement changes as a direct result of the course. Provision mapping in particular is something I am very keen to develop. I know the difficulty of balancing my operational and strategic roles, but I will try to keep the idea of change management at the forefront of my mind in order to develop policy and practice successfully.”

 

Overall feedback on the course:

This course has made me a much better SENCO and school leader. The course has made me more critical of policy developments and the way things are done, nationally, locally and in my current setting. Critiquing policy and research has given me confidence to make necessary changes and challenge practices that are not in the best interests of the learner. Thank you to all involved in the design and running of this course, especially Chris – a fantastic tutor.”

 

“Chris, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an inspiration and a wealth of knowledge. Any school, college, university, or young person who has the pleasure of you working with them will certainly succeed.”

 

5 Year Review Outcomes (November 2020)

The course was commended on:

  • The good relationship between UEL and BDSIP.
  • The Course Tutor provides a good link between academic standards and professional requirements.
  • The excellent support to the students from the Tutor both in terms of assessment and feedback, enabling growth and development.
  • The adaptability of the mode of delivery in a pandemic situation, highlighting the resilience of the course.

 

Who should attend?

SENCO

 

The course is also suitable for qualified teachers with aspirations to the SENCO role.

 

Cost:

£2, 245 to be paid directly to the University of East London.

 

Venue

East London: CEME Marsh Way, Rainham RM13 8EU

North London: Woodridge Primary School, North Finchley N12 7HE

 

Schedule

 

EAST LONDON DATES AT CEME*

*subject to COVID-19 Risk Assessments

Module 1 Dates

Venue

Time

Twilight at UEL – Date to be confirmed

UEL

To be confirmed

5th October 2021

CEME

To be confirmed

12th October 2021

CEME

To be confirmed

2nd November 2021

CEME

To be confirmed

16th November 2021

CEME

To be confirmed

30th November 2021

CEME

To be confirmed

7th December 2021

Tutorials Online

To be confirmed

 

Module 2 dates

Venue

Time

3rd May 2022

CEME

To be confirmed

10th May 2022

CEME

To be confirmed

24th May 2022

CEME

To be confirmed

7th June 2022 – 21st June 2022

Learning walks

To be confirmed

27th June 2022

CEME

To be confirmed

5th July 2022

Tutorials Online

To be confirmed

 

NORTH LONDON DATES AT WOODRIDGE*

*subject to COVID-19 Risk Assessments

Module 1 Dates

Venue

Time

Twilight at UEL – Date to be confirmed

UEL

To be confirmed

7th October 2021

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

14th October 2021

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

4th November 2021

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

18th November 2021

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

2nd December 2021

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

9th December 2021

Tutorials Online

To be confirmed

 

Module 2 dates

Venue

Time

5th May 2022

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

12th May 2022

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

26th May 2022

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

9th June 2022 – 16th June 2022

Learning walks

To be confirmed

23rd June 2022

Woodridge Primary School

To be confirmed

7th July 2022

Tutorials Online

To be confirmed

 

Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Pauline Drew at

Pauline.Drew@bdsip.co.uk

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