Service Details

Early Years Area SENCOs.

Working closely with young children with special educational needs/disabilities and their families.

Introduction

Early Years Area SENCOs are Advisory Teachers with a high level of experience of working with young children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

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Benefits

Our work includes:

  • Providing advice and practical support for Early Years providers about early identification and support for young children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • Providing initial training and on going support for SENCOs in Early Years settings through visits to settings, training and local SENCO cluster meetings.
  • Working closely with the Specialist Early Years Educational Psychologists within the “Multi Agency Identification and Support in the Early Years” (MAISEY) process.
  • Liaising with and signposting to a wide range of other professional colleagues from within Education and Health and Social Care to ensure appropriate early provision for children with SEND and to facilitate their transition to compulsory schooling.
  • Working in partnership with parents/carers through our visits to Early Years settings and multi agency meetings for individual children, such as Family Service Planning meetings.
  • Attending Personal Education Plan meetings for children in preschool settings in our role as the designated teachers for Early Years children who are in the care of Local Authority.

Contact Details

Jane Barnett

Tel: 01278 446445
Email: JBarnett@somerset.gov.uk

Tel: 01823 334475
Email: SSE.SEN@somerset.gov.uk

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