Whether you’re new to the role of a SENCO or new to Barnet, there is a wealth of support available to help you during your first year in post. 


New to SENCO/New to Barnet Induction Course – Autumn term 

Every September, we run an induction course to help you settle into your new role. The course is an opportunity to meet other SENCOs who are either new to the role or new to Barnet. 

During the morning, we cover a wide range of information about: who’s who in Barnet, where to find key information, referral routes, top tips for your first year and planning your first term and beyond.  Look out for our September training date in our Upcoming Events in Barnet.  


New to SENCO Training

We have developed a bespoke training programme to support SENCOs who are in the first year of their role as SENCO. The training focuses on the following key areas: 

  • New to SENCO/New to Barnet Induction Course 

  • Understanding the Annual Review Process 

  • Applying for an EHCP and working towards EHCP Outcomes

  • Your First Year: Strategic Next Steps 

If you are interested in finding out more about the training, please contact one of our Inclusion Advisory Teachers, Joann Moore Joann.Moore@barnet.gov.uk or Samantha Rothwell Samantha.Rothwell@barnet.gov.uk  


SENCO Mentoring

Our Inclusion Advisory Teachers can offer SENCO support through individual mentoring. Having a mentor who is experienced in the field of special educational needs can help you navigate your way through your first year in the role.  

For experienced SENCOs, mentoring can also be helpful where you’d like to develop a particular aspect of your expertise or whole school provision for special educational needs within your setting.  

To find out more about the support our Inclusion Advisory Team can give, please contact Mary Helmore: Mary.Helmore@barnet.gov.uk  



Our Challenge Workshops  

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Our SENCO Conferences 

Our SENCO Conferences take place termly and provide latest updates and developments both locally and nationally for SEND. They also offer practical guidance to support SENCOs in their role, covering a wide variety of topics related to inclusion and special educational needs.  It’s also an opportunity to network with other SENCOs across a broad range of settings. 

Look out for the next dates of our Challenge Workshops and SENCO Conferences in our Upcoming Events in Barnet 


Training for Staff in your setting 

 Our Inclusion Advisory Team can offer a wide range of training related to SEN and Inclusion for staff in your setting; if you would like to find out more about our IAT packages, contact Mary Helmore (IAT Team Leader) Mary.Helmore@barnet.gov.uk and look out for our training courses in Upcoming Events in Barnet ​ 

NASEN – SENCO Induction Pack 

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If you would like to find out more and download a copy, please click on the following link: www.nasen.org.uk/newsviews/newsviews.senco-induction-pack-published.html