Special educational needs (SEN) advisory service

Inclusion support advisory team

The inclusion support advisory team provides a pre-statutory professionals' service, free of charge, to Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) and inclusion leaders in mainstream primary and secondary schools to support the inclusion of Bromley children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The core aim of this early intervention service is to work in direct partnership with SENCOs and inclusion leaders to ensure that children and young people supported at SEN support stage are making good progress within mainstream schools and are not potentially at risk of persistent absenteeism or exclusions in the future.

The team specialises in strategic and operational SENCO leadership, autism and related social communication difficulties, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

The team provides the following services:

  • SEN support partnership plans for children/young people causing concern
  • SEN support case study and strategic SENCO consultations
  • SENCO forums
  • SENCO e-Portal
  • Multi-school SEN professionals’ networks, including secondary SENCO network
  • SEN statutory compliance reviews
  • Transition systems and events, including Key Stage 2 to 3 transition
  • Autism champions
  • SEMH (Social, emotional and mental health) network
  • Communication champions (speech, language and communication needs)
  • Communication supportive schools program
  • e-digests and e-newsletters for SENCOs, champions and networks
  • SEND for Governors
  • New-to-post SENCO coaching
  • National SENCO Award with Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Youth mental health first aid
  • Bespoke training and projects

For more information download the inclusion and support  information leaflet

Who can use this service

The inclusion support advisory team is accessible to SENCOs and inclusion leaders.