The Governing Board and SEND

Guidance - 11 Apr 2017

In this article, which was originally published in nasen Connect in January 2017, Gillian Allcroft from the National Governance Association talks about the responsibilities of the Governing Board in relation to SEND. Having a governor dedicated to SEND may not be the best way forward!

Gillian talks in detail about the legal requirements; SEND is one of the very few areas where a school has certain requirements to meet, including having a qualified teacher as a SENCo and publishing an 'SEN Information Report' on its website. Most Governing Boards have a nominated governor as 'SEN Governor' but is this the most effective way to operate? Gillian looks at how in fact SEND is the responsibility of the whole of the Governing Board, so it may be more effective to give a committee the responsibility, and invite the SENCo to come and talk at a meeting.

Read the article here  The Governing Board and SEND

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