NASENCo

National Award for SEN Co-Ordination 2022 – 2023

What is NASENCo?

 

This National Award for SEN is through a partnership between Barking and Dagenham and the University of East London (UEL). This mandatory accredited course for new SENCOs is being run locally as a collaboration between Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Thurrock, Brent, Barnet and Harrow local authorities.

 

Each module consists of six whole days plus an extra twilight for module 1 and 2.  Module one is completed in the Autumn term and module two in the Summer term.  The course is accredited by The University of East London and all credits gained are transferable to other courses both at UEL and other universities.

 

The National Award for SEN Coordination is a mandatory Level 7 qualification for all SENCOs new to the role in educational settings. On completion candidates are awarded the NASENCO Award through the University of East London, which is the equivalent to a third of a Masters degree. Delivered over two modules the first is a 5000-word assignment, followed by a portfolio of evidence to be completed.

Why study with BDSIP and

the University of East London?

As a participant, you will work with other Sencos based locally.  Both modules are based on Practitioner Research as and such you will explore current issues in your school or setting, problem solving these with your colleagues. Module two includes a Learning Walk where you will visit other schools as part of your evidence gathering for your chosen research topic.

The course is delivered by Christine Richmond who has over fifteen years’ experience as a Deputy Head at an outstanding school in Harrow, and additional extensive experience supporting schools as a SEND and Inclusion Consultant.

What the NASENCO course offers:

  • You will be supported by experienced practicing SEND and Inclusion specialists through the course.
  • You have the opportunity to choose from two cohorts in the East and North of London.
  • You will have academic support for your written assignment and portfolio from a highly experienced practitioner.
  • You will have opportunities to build your network with other SENCOs.
  • You are invited join the virtual professional network of SENCOs, integrating both new and experienced at free events hosted by BDSIP.

Please download and return your completed application form to kathryn.webb@bdsip.co.uk

What do our students say?

Course Leads

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.

Christine also has extensive experience supporting schools as a SEND and Inclusion Consultant.

chris.richmond@bdsip.co.uk

Kathryn Webb is the BDSIP Course Partner. Kathryn is an Inclusion Adviser at BDSIP, with experience as an alternative provision Deputy Headteacher, and as a SENCO in mainstream schools.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the NASENCo course please contact Kathryn.

kathryn.webb@bdsip.co.uk

07866 912850

Course Structure

The Award is assessed through coursework. Each module has a 5000 word assignment.

 A NASENCo portfolio will be developed throughout the course.

Module 1 ET7004 Inclusive Education and SEND Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of how SEND affects pupils’ participation and learning.
  1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of how to improve outcomes for pupils with SEND.
  2. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of the implications of the statutory and regulatory context for SEND equality and the implications for practice in your setting.

Thinking skills

  1. Critically evaluate evidence about learning, teaching and assessment in relation to pupils with SEND to inform practice and enable senior leaders and teachers.

Subject-based practical skills

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of how to effectively engage with external sources of support and expertise.

Module 2 ET7005 Leadership and SEND Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of leadership in different contexts.

Subject-based practical skills

  1. Articulate and demonstrate the personal and professional qualities and leadership required for person-centred and inclusive practice.
  2. Demonstrate critical evaluation of how school systems are developed, implemented and Monitored.

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of how to strategically work with senior leaders, colleagues and governors.

 

 

Provisional Module 1 Dates

2022 (2022-2023 COHORT)

East London

CEME Campus, Marsh Way, Rainham, RM13 8EU

2022 (2022-2023 COHORT)

North London

Woodbridge Primary School, Southover, London, N12 7HE

18.10.22 Twilight

08.11.22

22.11.22

29.11.22

10.01.23

17.01.23

24.01.23 TUTORIALS ONLINE

18.10.22 Twilight

10.11.22

24.11.22

01.12.22

12.01.23

19.01.23

26.01.23 TUTORIALS ONLINE

 

Provisional Module 2 Dates

2023 (2022-2023 COHORT)

East London

CEME Campus, Marsh Way, Rainham, RM13 8EU

2023 (2022-2023 COHORT)

North London

Woodbridge Primary School, Southover, London, N12 7HE

04.05.23 Twilight

11.05.23

23.05.23

06.06.23 LEARNING WALKS

20.06.23 LEARNING WALKS

27.06.23 

04.07.23 TUTORIALS ONLINE

06.05.23 Twilight

13.05.23

25.05.23

09.06.23 LEARNING WALKS

23.06.23 LEARNING WALKS

29.06.23

06.07.23 TUTORIALS ONLINE

Resources

NASENCO Award 2022-2023

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kathryn.webb@bdsip.co.uk

07866 912850

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