National SENCO Workload Survey - One Year on - Have your say!

News - 25 September 2019

One year ago the NEU,  nasen and Bath Spa University conducted a joint research project exploring SENCO workload. The survey received over 1900 responses. The report can be found here. Our work and research into the role of the SENCO, in particular workload, is ongoing. The survey fed into a number of projects, including the Whole School SEND 'Effective SENCO Deployment' project led by Hannah Moloney.

However, we want to ensure that our future work remains focused on the needs of SENCOs and the schools that they work in. 

To this end, we have devised a quick survey with the aim of reviewing and adding to the existing research and we would like to invite you to contribute. This is open to everyone working in education, whether you were part of the original survey or not.

The survey aims to explore:

  • Current issues which are pertinent to the SENCO role, including whether you think SENCOs should have protected time for the role
  • The impact of the National SENCO Workload Survey

Please complete the survey

We are keen to gather voices from varying perspectives, including head teachers, teachers, support staff and Local Authorities. 

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at anytime, without reason. 

All responses to the survey are contributed anonymously. You will not be required to provide your name or any identifying information as part of the survey. Responses will be collated for analysis and subsequently written up. Data will only be accessible to the Research Team.  Individual data will not be shared with anyone outside of the research team. We will publish our findings and make recommendations later in the year. 

The survey will be open from 25th September until 16th October.