The National Award for SEN Coordinators programme at the University of Roehampton fulfils the Statutory requirements of the 2014 Children and Families Act that all new-to-post SENCOs should receive a postgraduate qualification to equip them with the knowledge and skills to undertake this complex role. We are one of the accredited national providers, found on the National Association for Special Education Needs website (NASEN).
Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) play a vital role in leading the coordination of provision for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities in schools. In September 2009 it became law for every new SENCO in a mainstream school to gain the Masters-level National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination within 3 years of taking up the post.
The Award should enable SENCOs to develop and demonstrate the personal and professional qualities and leadership they need to shape an ethos and culture based upon person-centred, inclusive, practice in which the interests and needs of children and young people, pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are at the heart of all that takes place.
Our experience is that many students undertaking this award progress quickly to further promotion, especially to school leadership teams.
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- High Aspirations for SEN/D: a focus on policy
- High Aspirations for SEN/D: a focus on classroom provision
- High Aspirations for SEN/D: a focus on whole-school and community provision
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducation Special Education Teaching View 85 other Masters in Special Education in United Kingdom
All applicants are required to provide evidence of the following:
- Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS), or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS - appropriate for ages 0-5 only)
- Approval from their current Head Teacher or Head of Service that they are teaching in a UK setting.
- A DFE registered Teacher number
International770 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 770 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA363 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 363 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
per 10 credits
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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