Cluster

Cluster SENCo:

Alie Otty: clustersenco@dereham.norfolk.sch.uk

Cluster bought in services:-

  • Educational Psychologist – C Ducker (through CEPP)
  • ALST – V Scott (through CEPP)
  • School 2 School support from Fred Nicholson School

Cluster Support Planning Meetings are held once every half term to discuss pupils who are making very limited to no progress. If it is felt that a pupil would benefit from external assessment to help identify or clarify their barrier to learning then one or more of the services above is bought in.

Cluster SENCO meetings are held every half term to evaluate cluster procedures and update on SEN news, training and services available to schools.

The role of the cluster SENCo is to act as a critical friend and support to SENCOs in participating Schools. They are there to offer a different perspective, ideas or to signpost if they are aware of other services the School could engage, as well as being a fellow professional to discuss ideas with.

Individual Schools retain the responsibility for the provision for children with SEN and additional needs in Schools, and the cluster SENCo is not responsible or accountable for the provision or outcomes for children in any School.

As the Cluster SENCo is this Schools SENCo then Kirsty Morgans (previous Cluster SENCo) and Chris Ducker (EP) have consultations with A Otty in order to ensure there is a critical friend and support.