Want to be a SENCo/Head of Inclusion?

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Want to be a SENCo/Head of Inclusion?

5 Students

NOTE:  For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability.  When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added.  This is to show engagement and attendance.  If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.

Programme Overview

Introduction to SENCo/Head of Inclusion
Delivery Model Online
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable)
  • AED 660 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • If you would like bespoke in-school training, please contact Rebecca (rebecca@infinitelearning.ae) for more information.
Deadline booking date:
Wednesday 10th January 2024
Date of Training 4 Part Course: 
Tuesday 30th January, Tuesday 6th February, Tuesday 20th February, Tuesday 27th February 2024  

5:00pm to 6:00pm (UAE Time)

Platform Zoom

Target audience

Anyone aspiring to be a SENCo or Head of Inclusion in the future

Aims of the course

To ensure that adults wishing to move into the role of SENCo / Head of Inclusion are given as much information and support as possible.  Providing staff with the tools and knowledge to make great decisions about next career steps.

Intended outcomes
  • Understand the History of Inclusion and the UAE

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of SENCo / HOI

  • Know the qualities, qualification expectations and routes

  • Understand terminology, areas of need and processes

Louise Dawson

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Louise Dawson is an independent consultant, supporting schools, and organisations, with Inclusion and School Improvement across the Middle East. Louise has worked in Dubai for 10 years and Hong Kong for 8. Previously with Kings' School Al Barsha, Wellington International School, and Jumeirah College, she is well placed to understand not only education and the inspection frameworks but also additional needs from identification, through support and to evidencing progress; as well as understanding the unique inclusion journey that the UAE has been on. Louise is a very rare specialist in direct 'hands on' support, senior leadership and currently serves voluntarily as Inclusion Governor for four schools. Louise writes & delivers training through her website and Infinite Learning. She works closely with Inclusion Expert to bring quality training opportunities to the Middle East. Louise is Co-Founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners and speaks frequently across many education platforms such as GESS, Outstanding Schools, Optimus Education and the Inclusion and Wellbeing MENA. The Global Inclusive Teaching Initiative (GITI) was launched in 2022. GITA, a programme of online differentiation training, written by Daniel Sobel, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Helena Wallberg, Abigail Gray and Louise is currently being trialled across the world. Louise has hosted three sessions for WhatWorksX with KHDA. Louise is also an advocate of assistive technology and works closely with tech companies to bring software to the Middle East such as Texthelp, Crick Software, IDL and Netsupport. Louise signposts local companies who had solid reputations and results, as well as products and services from other countries.

Programme details: 


Session 1  
4pm to 5pm What is the history behind a SENCo / Head of Inclusion – internationally and within the UAE


Session 2  
4pm to 5pm What are the roles and responsibilities of a SENCo / Head of Inclusion


Session 3  
4pm to 5pm Understand the terminology, areas of need, celebrations, and challenges


Session 4  
4pm to 5pm What are the qualification routes and next steps available for career development


Louise Dawson
4 Hours