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Who is responsible for SEND at Handale Primary School?

A number of people have specific responsibilities for SEND provision at Handale Primary School. The following diagram shows this in detail.


The Headteacher is responsible for:

  • Appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced SENCO
  • Allocation of SEND resources
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning across the school


The SENCO’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Identification of pupils with SEND
  • Monitoring the provision of SEND support
  • Tracking the progress of pupils with SEND
  • Development and operation of the SEND Policy
  • Providing guidance and support to staff on SEND issues
  • Management of review meetings
  • Liaising with parents/carers
  • Coordination of outside agencies

School Leaders

The School leader’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Production of their phase’s provision map
  • Management of teaching assistants
  • Tracking of pupil progress

Classroom Teachers

A Classroom Teacher’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provision of High Quality classroom teaching for all
  • Provision of Wave 2 and Wave 3 support for SEND pupils (see below)
  • Assessment of pupils progress
  • Liaising with parents/carers

SEND Specialist Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants

The Teaching Assistants will:

  • Provide Wave 2 and Wave 3 support for pupils with SEND
  • Provide classroom support for pupils

Specialist Outside Agencies

Specialist Outside Agencies provide support, guidance and assessment that cannot be facilitated through the school’s own resources.

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