The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination is a statutory requirement for SENCOs who are new to the role from September 2008.
At MMU the award is delivered through a one year programme leading to a Post Graduate Certificate (60 credits). The Units are designed to address and evidence the Learning Outcomes identified in the National College for Teaching and Leadership specifications and will have a strong focus on school based practice and improving outcomes for students with Special Educational Needs/Disability.
The main objective of national SENCO training is to increase the participation of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities and raise their achievement through developing SENCO’s professional attributes and improving their knowledge, understanding and skills (National College for Teaching and Leadership).
The programme is delivered through taught sessions and by specialist and highly experienced Inclusive Practice and SEN tutors. Students are supported by MMU based study support, library induction, a virtual learning facility and regular mentoring and tutorial sessions throughout the programme.
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MMU Didsbury Campus
799 Wilmslow Road
Tel: 0161 247 6425
Fax: 0161 247 6367
What people think and say about the National Award at MMU?
“As a SENCo it is a real challenge sometimes to not pre judge situations. The programme has taught me to be more reflective and to understand and manage my own preconceptions in a more considered way. This has made me far more effective and has greatly aided the progress of children I work with.”
Experienced SENCo - Stoke Campus Pathway
“Doing the award has helped my professional development in so many ways. As a direct
consequence I am now always
looking for research and literature
that will help me further develop provision for our children.”
Successful Graduate - Bolton Local Authority Pathway
Training Development Agency
Strengths of the provision at MMU
“Group mentoring. This has been particularly effective in promoting peer support amongst participants. The support provided to trainees on Masters level work which has helped those unfamiliar with academic writing at this level to quickly gain confidence.”
MMU Partner Authorities
“Our SENCOs have appreciated being able to attend the course locally and working in partnership with MMU. The Programme Leader brings a wealth of experience and ideas to the programme providing an additional insight in to the academic aspects of the course which has proved valuable to our students.”