Banner Eleanor Hick Useful Resources


Here are a selection of links to national policies and other useful information to support your SENCO role.

This list is by no means complete. All the policies are from UK sources and were correct at the time of inclusion on this website.  Although we endeavour to maintain up-to-date information, we cannot be held responsible for any changes that may have come into effect since the date of publishing on here.

 NEW SEPT 2018:

  • School SEN Policy.  A school SEN policy template is availble to SENCOs who attend our Forums.  If you would like a copy please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • NEW: Retention Guidelines for SEN Records (Information and Records Management Society)

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (DFE-00140-2016) September 2016

  • What Maintained Schools Must Publish Online Guidance on what every school must publish on its website to comply with The School Information (England)(Amendment) Regulation 2016

  • KeyDoc School Website Checklist: a very useful checklist from 'The Key for School Governors' summarising what you must publish on your school website - suitable for maintained and academy schools

  • DfE Statutory Policies for Schools (September 2014): A DfE publication offering advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law.

  • Statutory Guidance for Schools (last updated November 2016) The Department for Education’s statutory guidance publications for schools and local authorities.

  • Communicating the Code. Developed by The Communication Trust, specially designed to assist those working with children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

  • What do the SEN and disability reforms mean for schools: a report from the Council for Disabled Children Sept 2015. Other advice regarding the SEND Reforms is available on their website too