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What is SENCo?



SENCo stands for Special Education Needs Coordinator. Each school has a Special Education Needs (SEN) policy that is based on the framework set out in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act, 2014. The SENCo arranges for additional support, as needed, for pupils with SEN.


Ms. Dalton is The Moat School SENCo and is responsible for the SEN provision of all pupils who attend the school.


Ms. Dalton's responsibilities as SENCo include:


  • Managing Annual Reviews

  • Preparing reports for statutory assessments

  • Preparing the SEN register and Pupil Summaries

  • Liaising with therapeutic staff (SaLTS, OTs and School Counsellors)

  • Liaising with external agencies including Educational Psychology services, legal services, educational authorities

  • Taking an active role in the admissions process and screening prospective pupils

  • Taking an active role in advising on the transition to post-16 education

  • Advising and supporting form tutors with regards to the needs of individual pupils

  • Promoting appropriate teaching in relation to our Statement Objectives

  • Attending tribunals if school representation is required


Our SENCO’s Background and Experience

Ms Dalton has taught English and ICT for over 20 years. She has been involved in SEN education for 6 years before coming to The Moat. Ms Dalton has taught in local, national and international settings and always embraces new challenges.


Ms. Dalton has the following qualifications:


  • BA (Hons) Humanities

  • PGCE 

  • MA English Studies

  • Level 7 Diploma in teaching and assessing learners with specific learning difficulties