New Senco Information

New Senco Information

Quick Start Guide to being a new Bradford Senco

Welcome to Bradford and our Senco Family.

Most of the information you need to get you started can be found on Bradford Schools online, but the following are the most important places to start:


  1. The Graduated Response Handbook tells you about expectations and systems in Bradford.

Bradford Graduated Response Handbook

  1. The Matrix of Need helps you to identify children with additional needs and plan appropriate responses.

Bradford Matrix of Need

  1. The Bradford New Senco Training Course will give you information on all key systems and support agencies in the district.

Bradford New Senco Training Course

  1. This is updated annually and informs you how much notional funding your school receives.

Notional SEN Funding

  1. The Educational Psychology Team is a traded service. Sessions can be purchased in advance (January to July for the next academic year) and there is a limited PAYG service.

Educational Psychology Team

  1. Each school has a link teacher from the SCIL Team who can help support with the graduated response.

Specialist Teacher Team (SCIL) and Low Incidence (HI / VI / PMED)

  1. The SEN Portal is where you make requests for EHCA and return annual reviews

EHCA Portal

  1. Senco Network happens 3 times a year and brings you news and updates from the district.

Senco Network

  1. Senior SEN officers and caseworkers are organised into area teams. You will have a link CWO attached to your school

SEN Services

  1. Skills4Bradford is where you book onto training and where you book EP time.


A Word copy of this checklist can be found here


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