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NASENCO (National Award for SEN Coordination) Autumn term 2023: Session 5(ID 1170)

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The BTSA is proud to be working with Outstanding Leaders Partnership/Best Practice Network to deliver the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) to colleagues across Essex.

The NASENCO programme offers participants the opportunity to reflect upon and improve their practice whilst learning more about the coordination of special educational needs, policy and supporting the individual needs of children and young people.

Best Practice Network's NASENCO programme incorporates the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in SEN Coordination, validated by Bath Spa University (BSU) as part of their Professional Master’s Programme, worth the first 60 credits towards a Master’s (MA) degree.

It provides a work-based, flexible and practical programme that will equip participants with the tools and knowledge they need to enhance achievement and maximise impact upon learners with SEN and/or disabilities.

For full programme details of NASENCO: NASENCO programme flyer

Entry Requirements

The DfE regulations 2014 require school governing bodies to ensure that SENCOs who are new to the role gain the National Award for SEN Coordination within three years of appointment. Furthermore, the prescribed qualifications and experience of SENCOs is stated clearly within the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.

Only qualified teachers (QTS or QTLS) are eligible to undertake the programme. Individuals who hold Early Years Initial Teacher Status are also able to gain the Award but this will only be recognised within the 0-5 sector.

The NASENCO programme is also available to aspiring SENCOs who have their school’s support to work with the designated SENCO to ensure they have the opportunity to meet all Learning Outcomes.

Participants will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills across 10 key themes

  • The statutory and regulatory context for SEN and disability equality and the implications for practice in their school or work setting
  • The principles and practice of leadership in different contexts
  • How SEN and disabilities affect pupils’ participation and learning
  • Strategies for improving outcomes for pupils with SEN and/or disabilities
  • Personal and Professional Qualities
  • Leading, developing and, where necessary, challenging senior leaders, colleagues and governors
  • Critically evaluating evidence about learning, teaching and assessment in relation to pupils with SEN to inform practice
  • Drawing on external sources of support and expertise
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating relevant systems
  • Working strategically with senior colleagues and governors

For session details, please select our Sessions tab above. 

Full details of our NASENCO and NPQ programmes can be found under our Training Courses tab: please select tabs for NPQs or NASENCO. 

For details of how to apply, please visit BPN website: 

In order to access NASENCO and NPQ training provided locally with the Benfleet TSA, please ensure you select our name from the dropdown list of delivery partners within the application form. 

Should you have any questions regarding Best Practice NASENCO or NPQ qualifications, please contact their team via:

Should you require further details regarding NPQs or NASENCO delivery within our area, or support to complete your application, please email Denise Mair, BTSA Manager and she will be very happy to assist.

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1Per Person£2250.00

NASENCO - Autumn 2023
Event Details

Event 1: 27th September - 31st October 2023 
All day online induction event delivered by Best Practice Network

Event 2: Thursday 23rd November 2023 9.00am-3.30pm
Kingston Primary School, Church Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3HG

Event 3: Monday 22nd January 2024 9.00am-3.30pm
Kingston Primary School, Church Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3HG

Event 4: Monday 29th April 2024 9.00am-3.30pm
Kingston Primary School, Church Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3HG

Event 5: Monday 24th June 2024 9.00am-3.30pm
Kingston Primary School, Church Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3HG

Event 6: Monday 30th September 2024 9.00am-3.30pm
Kingston Primary School, Church Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3HG

This event is held at Kingston Primary School:

Kingston Primary School
Church Road

Parking is availabe in the church car park next to the school. Please come to the main reception on Church Road to sign in and you will be escorted to the meeting room. 

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room. When attending an online event, please join the meeting on time and muted (unless requested otherwise) to ensure all delegates are able to hear the facilitator. 


Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the BTSA Manager, Denise Mair at

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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