Find out how funding applications are made in your area and get advice as to what successful applications look like. Find out about other external agencies and how you refer – SPOA for ND, CAMHS, school nurse, SaLT, LA support eg physical, sensory support, autism outreach, behaviour support, virtual schools
Understand the funding situation eg the school’s notional budget and how that is spent in relation to SEND, how many “£6,000” contributions that equates to compared to numbers with top up on roll
Census – find out how K is defined in your school if the census also your SEN register?
Find out what interventions tun in your school and how effectiveness is monitored
How is SEND identified?
How does the current SENCO monitor QFT / send support?
Get the key to the filing cabinet (my predecessor had taken this home!)