Workforce Core Competency Framework

Workers need to be committed to regular training and professional development around SEND.  “The quality of teaching for pupils with SEN, and the progress made by pupils, should be a core part of the school’s performance management arrangements and its approach to professional development for all teaching and support staff.” (SEND Code of Practice 2015:6.4).

During 2017-18, a parent carer worked with practitioners in Babcock to create a framework, specifying the competencies that everyone who works with children and young people with SEND and their families should have, and resources they can use to develop these competencies. This is a reminder about the document.

The SEND Core Competency Framework Meeting the Needs of Children and Young People with SEND in Devon aims to support all workers to ensure we collectively meet the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families in Devon.

The Framework has four areas:

  • Knowledge and Understanding – to have sufficient knowledge and understanding to know what action to take and when;
  • Communication – to be able to communicate effectively to understand and be understood;
  • Building Relationships – to build constructive relationships which promote trust and co-operation
  • Assessment, Planning and Review – to contribute to assessment and planning processes which provide a co-ordinated response to the needs of SEND children/young people.

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