Peterborough SENCO Network

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The Peterborough SENCO Network is a network of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) across the Peterborough area. The network exists to:

  • enable SENCOs and colleagues to support each other;
  • build better communication between early years settings, schools, colleges, the local authority and other professional services;
  • share good practice and solutions to common challenges.

The SENCO network is led by a steering group with representatives from across the range of education settings in the Peterborough area, the Local Authority, and Family Voice Peterborough.

Resources from the SENCO network meetings can be found on this page.

Stay in touch with the SENCO Network

If you are a SENCO or headteacher/lead practitioner for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please share your contact details with the SEN and Inclusion Services via Sohail Hayat, the Systems and Practice Co-ordinator on

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Ofsted and Diane Rochford Briefing Event on Wednesday 16th October! It was an overwhelming success with 167 delegates signed up from across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and over 60 Headteachers in attendance. The optional bespoke forums for Headteachers and SENCOs in the afternoon were well attended with quality, thought provoking conversations taking place.

The event was organised in response to feedback from Peterborough's SENCO Network and organised by the SEN and Inclusion Team/ SENCO Network/ SEND Hubs and the School Effectiveness Team - thank you to all those who were involved.

Thank you to Toni Bailey our new Assistant Director of SEND and Inclusion/ Ali Mayern SEND Health Coordinator/ Michelle Milner SENCO at Ravensthorpe Primary and SENCO Network Steering group representative and the SEND Hubs who also presented.

View the following resources used at the event:

Ofsted Briefing event Presentation

Diane's presentation - Engagement, curriculum and Ofsted framework

Ofsted presentation

In July 2019, the Peterborough SENCO Network responded to requests from SENCOs to organise a training session with colleagues from CPFT (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust), on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Adverse Childhood experiences. A copy of the presentations from this session can be viewed below:

Support for Attachment Difficulties - Dr Venkat Reddy, Consultant Paediatrician

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - SENCO Training July 2019

The resources from the Senco Network Event held on the 28 March 2018 are available below:

Slides from the days presentations

You can find links to the resources from this event below.

Outcomes writing workshop

This workshop was provided by the Psychology service workshop.

Presentation - Outcomes workshop
Handout - Making fuzzy outcomes SMART
Preparing for Adulthood outcomes resource
Preparing for Adulthood by the Educational Psychology workshop

Early Support and Early Help

Presentation - Early Help
Presentation by the Neurodevelopment team (part of the Early Help pathways)
Presentation - Early Support pathway
More information on Early Support on the Local Offer Early Years and Childcare page, including the Early Support Pathway leaflet

Single Route of Redress

Presentation by Bob Ballard
Newsletter for the Single Route of Redress trial
Downloadable template from the Department for Education explaining the Single Route of Redress to parents and families
National guidance for the trial

Request for Involvement

An update on the request for involvement process that will be implemented from September 2018

Presentation outlining the process of requesting involvement from the Specialist Teaching Services, Portage and or the Autism/ADHD Advisory Teaching Services

Changes to transition reviews of EHC Plans

The Statutory Assessment and Monitoring Service (SAMS) will be changing their way of working for the annual review of children and young people who will soon be moving up to a different school.

Download a copy of the document they shared at the event here

Documents from the meeting on 14 March 2018 can be found on this page:

SENCO Network presentation 14 March 2018

Nenegate Presentation

Kooth presentation

Documents from the meeting on 14 November 2017 can be found on this page:

Network Event presentation