SENCO at Phyllis Jowell Day School

Behind every child that believes in themselves is a school that believed in them first. How does PJJDS do this? PJJDS provides the services of a dedicated full time Specific Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

Which children do the SENCO take an interest in?
The SENCO takes an interest in every child in the school in order to assist each child to perform to their full potential academically.

How does the SENCO get her information about children that need support?
The SENCO chairs the Learning Team and manages the various role players such as Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists from various disciplines, various medical professionals, the School Counsellor and relevant teachers.

What does the SENCO do with this information?
This information gives the SENCO a comprehensive picture of each child thus enabling her to identify children that need Learning Support, be it due to learning barriers or the need for extension programmes.

What happens then?
Appropriate support is determined and it is then the SENCO’s responsibility to make the recommendations, implement the support, maintain it and communicate with the relevant role-players. The SENCO maintains open communication with the parents and the child. The profile of each child is shared with both the School Principal and the Campus Rabbi in order for them to have a clear picture of all the children in our care.

Veronica Handley, SENCO Phyllis Jowell Jewish day School

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