NPQ for SENCos

Flourish Specialist Education Services are excited to announce that we will be delivering the new NPQ for SENCOs across North East London in partnership with Best Practice Network for Autumn 2024!

Replacing the NASENCO qualification, this programme promises to equip SENCOs and Senior Leaders with the cutting-edge expertise and leadership skills needed to navigate the evolving SEND landscape and champion inclusive practices within their schools.

Designed in collaboration with leading experts and informed by the latest evidence, the NPQ curriculum will delve into key areas such as:

  • Strategic Leadership: Fostering a collaborative school culture that prioritises inclusive education and empowers all stakeholders
  • Expert SEND Knowledge: Mastering the intricacies of the SEND framework, legislation, and best practices to ensure seamless support for students with diverse needs
  • Effective Collaboration: Building strong partnerships with teachers, parents, and external agencies to create a network of support for students

Who is it for?

  • Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (SENCOs)
  • Teachers interested in developing expertise in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or undertaking a SENCO role in the future
  • School leaders

Benefits for participants

  • Facilitation and support from experienced SEND professionals
  • Purpose-built virtual learning environment equipped with interactive resources and discussion boards, fosters engagement and collaboration beyond the classroom
  • Support to pass the final assessment
  • Content contextualised for your locality and updated to reflect national developments and legislation
  • Assessment tasks that involve professional enquiry into relevant aspects of your school’s current practices
  • Flexible delivery arrangements according to needs and circumstances

Benefits for schools - develop leaders who

  • Are strategic leaders within their schools, playing a pivotal role in shaping whole-school teaching practices and fostering inclusive environments where pupils with SEND can thrive
  • Have the skills necessary to successfully implement sustainable changes intended to secure improved pupil outcomes
  • Recognise the importance of having a secure evidence-base to underpin their strategic decision-taking and is familiar with the science of learning
  • Shares common understandings and a shared professional language with other leaders in your school - the 'golden thread' of professional development

Scholarship funding eligibility

All maintained schools in England are eligible for limited scholarships for NPQ for SENCOs, however, for the Autumn 24 cohort there has been a change to DfE funding and scholarships are limited to a number of funded spaces nationwide.

*The option for schools to self-fund is also available

*To have the best chance of a fully funded place on the NPQ for SENCOs programme for Autumn 24, apply before 30th June*


When completing your NPQ for SENCOs application form please ensure you nominate Flourish Specialist Education Services as your chosen delivery partner from the drop-down list e.g.



Register interest and apply below

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We look forward to supporting you on your NPQ journey!!