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SENCO – for teachers who are, or aspire to be a SENCO within their school

    Generate Teaching Hub is proud to be working with Best Practice Network (BPN) to deliver this National Professional Qualification for SENCOs to colleagues across Halton, Warrington and Wigan area.

      Generate Teaching Hub is coordinating local cohorts of teachers to complete the NPQ, using experienced school leaders from our local school partners as facilitators. This means you get to learn alongside your peers and build local links of support, advice and ideas.

      The frameworks for the NPQs from the very latest evidence and research into pedagogy, behaviour, curriculum and more. To best address the broad range of responsibilities of current and aspiring middle leaders, this is one of suite of leadership NPQs that have been introduced which support alternate career development.

      Why Undertake this NPQ SENCO?

      Marking a significant step in supporting exceptional outcomes for students with special educational needs (SEN), this programme promises to equip SENCOs with the cutting-edge expertise and leadership skills needed to navigate the evolving SEND landscape and champion inclusive practices within their schools.

      Read more about the requirements, eligiblity and course content by clicking HERE and heading to the DfE transition plan.

      What is involved?

      Key information on the NPQ for SENCOs includes:

      • 18 months in length.
      • Blends 4 days of facilitated training with online learning courses (94 hours).
      • Offers 1:1 coaching.
      • Access to research, SEND case studies and self-study modules.
      • Summative assessment completed over an additional 3 months.


      In March 2024 the DfE announced its plans for NPQ funding for the next intake in October 2024. Here are the changes:

      • The DfE will fund up to 10,000 places in total for the October 2024 intake
      • All state schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on NPQLPM, NPQH, NPQ SENCO and EHCO
      • For all other NPQs, schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils will be eligible for fully funded places, as well as early years and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage

      We are awaiting further information from the DfE, and in the meantime, you can find the DfE messaging here.

      How to Apply

      To apply individual applicants must complete two steps:

      Step 1 

      Step 2

      When the full application system is open: To confirm your application for the Autumn 2024 programme start, you will be required to complete a second step in your registration by registering on the DfE NPQ portal. The portal is currently closed and will re-open in the latter part of the summer term 2024. Following successful receipt of an application, we will invite you to register on the DfE portal once it reopens.

      To join our mailing list or contact the NPQ team please email 

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