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School SENCOs

Guidance and links to useful documents related to the SENCO role.

Additional needs plan

Additional needs plans are for:

  • pupils with SEND who are falling behind
  • looked-after children
  • those who have previous exclusions

Time-limited Inclusion Grant (TIG)

This grant helps schools fund short-term intervention that:

  • does not require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • can be met by the school, working with support services
  • exceeds the notional SEN budget (or targeted funding in early years)

This guidance explains when an application is appropriate and how to apply:

Time-limited Inclusion Grant (TIG) guidance [206.1 KB] [docx]

Time-limited Inclusion Grant (TIG) application form [70.5 KB] [docx]

Support for all - guide for staff and families

This guide outlines the provision that should be available to all children and young people. It covers maintained schools, academies, free schools, early years and post-16 providers. 

The expectations on all settings in East Sussex | East Sussex Local Offer

The SENCO role

SENCOs and their line managers

Effective SENCO deployment

A guide for SENCOs and their managers which was created by experienced SENCOs in primary and secondary. It helps line managers support SENCOs to enable more children with SEND to thrive in school.

SEND policy and information updates

Best practice for SEND information [1.0 MB] [docx]

Advice and best practice examples to support SENCOs and Inclusion Leads updating their:

  • SEND policy
  • SEN information report
  • Local Offer
  • Accessibility information

2023 Inclusion Conference Resources

Graduated Response Evaluation Group (GREG)

This group quality assures information prior to schools requesting an EHC Needs Assessment.

If a pupil is nearing the level of requiring an assessment, we recommend SENCO's send information to GREG for review and feedback. You should do this before submitting a statutory request. This process aims to help schools identify potential issues in advance of the Council rejecting an application.

We have created guidance [725.3 KB] [docx] to support SENCO's with this process.

If you have any questions about GREG, please email sendgreg@eastsussex.gov.uk

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