Working with Alternative Education providers

Providers of Alternative provision often work with some of the most vulnerable students in education, at Senco Services we’ve significant experience working with Pupil Referral Units, Hospital Schools and Section 41 Independent Schools.

We pride ourselves on being able to quickly build trust between our consultants and the pupils, even in the most challenging of settings. But we offer far more than Access Arrangements, Screening and Diagnosis…

It’s widely known that the demands on the SEND and Leadership teams within Alternative Provisions are particularly high, with frequent staff turnover leading to staffing vacancies, large volumes of agency staff and unqualified or inexperienced staff having to step in – and this is where Senco Services and our team can help.

In order to meet the needs of the SEND Code of Practice, you need consistency and oversight. Senco Services can provide that when your teams are stretched. We ensure that your cohort with EHCPs are processed and reviewed correctly, that your paperwork is consistent and up to date and that there is a systemic, strategic, and enforced process to make sure that your SEND department is always meeting its statutory needs.

.If you are interested in understanding how Senco Services can assist you, get in touch for a free discussion.

Examples of working with Alternative Education providers

Services of interest for Alternative Education providers

Annual Reviews

Our consultants can lead or guide your team through the Annual Review process. We can work with all parties to establish a time table for your school, supporting the distribution...

Educational Reports

We are able to assess a pupils learning needs and write reports detailing their strengths and areas for development. All reports come with recommendations for future learning success. These reports...

Irlen Testing

Our Quallified Senior Irlen Screeners are able to assess and diagnose young people with Irlen, as well as suggested recommendations for their learning and produce a report to support this....

EHCP Applications

We have a wealth of experience when it comes to requesting an EHC Needs Assessment (EHCNA) from the Local Authority – If accepted this may end up as an Education...

Dyslexia Assessment and Diagnosis

Our PATOSS registered assessors can carry out all aspects of Dyslexia assessment and diagnosis for those in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5, as well as Post 16 / adult...

Exam Access Assessment

We have numerous Level 7 Qualified Assessors that can work with your pupils to carry out Exam Access Assessment to determine if any access arrangements are required. This includes assessing...

SENDCo Mentoring and Support

Many SENDCos are starting their journey, qualifying in post or challenged with their work load. Whatever your situation as a SENDCo, we can support you. The following services are currently...

Very professional. Good communication and wonderful with our young people.

Shona Anderson

Koru Independent AP Academy

Thank you for your help you engaged very well with students with complex needs and were very thoughtful and thorough. Great service! We look forward to seeing you again.

Julie Cox

Raedwald Trust