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Westminster Special School

Training & Outreach Federation of Westminster Special Schools

SENDCo Information

Support to Schools

  • Supporting SENDCos/INCos to fulfil their roles and responsibilities effectively.
  • Support schools to get the best outcomes for children who may be vulnerable because they have special educational needs and/ or disability (SEND).
  • Supporting middle and senior leaders to improve the provision for and progress of these children.

The Inclusion Consultant supports schools through:

  • Ensuring effective use of data to drive improvement
  • Improving the effectiveness of support staff
  • Preparation for Ofsted and support for post-Ofsted action plans
  • Providing advice and guidance by telephone & email
  • Providing central and bespoke training to teachers and support staff in a range of topics
  • Provision of advice on latest statutory requirements and good practice
  • Sharing good practice across the LA and Tri-borough through network meetings and to facilitate these meetings.
  • Offer Supported self-evaluation of Inclusion provision leading to action planning and support for action plans through bespoke training, learning walks and lesson observations and review and evaluation of impact
  • Support for self-evaluation and developing evaluation practices
  • Support, induction and coaching new SENCos


All maintained primary and secondary schools will receive an annual visit from the inclusion consultant. This will be a chance for good practise to be shared and any training or further support needs identified. Follow up and additional visits are arranged as needed.

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