Schools and early years settings must have a SENCo who is responsible for arranging and coordinating extra help for those with SEN. The SENCo works with the class and subject teachers to plan and deliver support. The SENCo must be a qualified teacher working at the school. The SENCo has an important role to play with the head teacher and governing body to develop the SEN policy and has day to day responsibility for the co-ordination of SEN provision. The SENCo provides professional guidance to colleagues and other professionals and works closely with staff, parents and carers and other services. The SENCo ensures children and young people are at the centre of the SEN Support process.
There is a named person in colleges with oversight of SEN to ensure support and provision is in place.