Experts in SEND – SENDCO Solutions

Making SEN Make Sense for Teachers and Educators

Expert SEN Support Tailored to Your School’s Unique Needs

As experts in SEND, SENDCO Solutions believes every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. That’s why we offer expert, personalised SEN support designed to meet the unique challenges and opportunities of your educational setting. With a wealth of expert knowledge and a deep commitment to inclusive education, our team, led by Abigail Hawkins, is dedicated to partnering with you to create a nurturing, effective learning environment for all students. Discover how our tailored approach can transform SEN provision in your school, enhancing outcomes and fostering a culture of success and inclusion.

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Who are we?

At SENDCO Solutions, we are the dedicated support arm of SENsible SENCO, a community interest company committed to enhancing the outcomes for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the UK. While SENsible SENCO serves a broad community, SENDCO Solutions focuses on personalised, hands-on support for individual SENCOs, schools, Local Authorities (LAs), and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).

Founded by Abigail Hawkins, a renowned SEND expert with over 25 years of experience, SENDCO Solutions aims to elevate SEND provision in educational settings nationwide. Abigail’s extensive knowledge and nurturing approach have earned her recognition as a leader in the field. Our mission is to provide tailored, empathetic solutions that address the specific needs and challenges faced by SENCOs and educators.

Our comprehensive services include in-depth SEND reviews, bespoke Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training, and specialised consultancy. We understand the complexities of SEND education and are dedicated to helping schools create inclusive environments where every student can succeed.

Join us in our mission to foster inclusive education and provide every child with the support they need to thrive.

Our Success|Stories

Abigail delivered an excellent session on Adaptive teaching. She was able to offer thoughtful and relevant reflections. The session gave our staff the confidence and permission to trust themselves and use the QFT strategies they know are effective.

Jo Dormer

SENCO Cranfield Academy

Abigail’s session was fantastic with lots of opportunity to reflect on the practice in our schools. An engaging and enjoyable delivery that suited staff at levels in school.

Paddy McMahon

HeadTeacher Catholic Federation of Oldham Schools

Abigail was supportive, had a wealth of knowledge and was there to provide us with ideas to make our SEND provision even better. It was done in a way that felt collaborative and helpful.


SENCO Heston

It was done in a friendly and supportive way and I now have a much clearer idea of what I need to action quickly and what to put on my plans going forward. It was beyond useful!

Debbie Brown

SENCO Loreto College

Our Specialised Services

Whole School SEN Review

A comprehensive evaluation designed to identify strengths and areas for improvement in your school’s SEN provision. Tailored recommendations are provided to enhance strategies, practices, and outcomes for all SEN pupils.

CPD Training

Engage in dynamic and informative Continuous Professional Development sessions tailored to the latest SEN strategies and educational advancements. Our CPD training empowers educators with the knowledge and skills to support SEN pupils effectively.

SEN Consultancy

Our expert SEND consultancy service offers personalised guidance and support to schools, SENCOs, and educational professionals. From policy development to individual student strategies, we provide solutions that cater to the specific needs of your educational setting.

SENCO Support

A dedicated service providing SENCOs with the tools, resources, and advice needed to navigate the complexities of SEN coordination. Enhance your practice with our support, from paperwork management to strategic planning.

Partnerships & Collaboration

Collaborate with SENDCO Solutions to innovate and improve SEN products and services. We work with educational companies to develop resources that have a meaningful impact on the SEN community.


Stay ahead of the curve with the latest insights and updates from the world of special educational needs (SEN). Our curated selection of articles, blogs, and resources is designed to inform, inspire, and ignite discussion among educators, SENCOs, and the broader educational community. Explore our newest contributions below and discover practical tips, innovative strategies, and thoughtful commentary aimed at enhancing your SEN provision and practice. If you’re a SENCO then head over to SENsible SENCO for a whole host of resources, webinars and more!

School Transition and Virtual Coffee Mornings

Transitions and virtual coffee mornings Viral? Well that blew up, didn’t it?  One minute I causally mention virtual coffee mornings as a good solution to the current problem, the next moment everyone, everywhere is asking for information on how to run a coffee...

SEN Transition (from primary to secondary)

SEN Transition from primary to secondary - during covid-19 So, another week has gone by and the wannabe—lockdown continues.  We are no clearer now as to when things might return to relative normality, than we were ten minutes after things were announced 5 weeks...

Dyscalculia CPD

I'm sure Steve Chinn won't mind me saying but I wasn't quite as star struck chatting to him on the phone this week about Dyscalculia...I was still impressed nonetheless.  I contacted him out of the blue and he gave up nearly an hour of his time to talk to me about...

Online Learning and Assistive Technology

Online Learning & Assistive Technology Let’s talk about online learning and assistive technology.  There is a need to define the different types of online learning since whenever we say it at the moment there is an automatic assumption, we mean virtual teaching...

Mental Health, Well-being, Bereavement and Behaviour

Mental health, wellbeing, bereavement and behaviour Introduction I am not an expert in mental health (apart from my own), wellbeing, bereavement or behaviour – actually as a SENCO I know a little bit about a lot, but I don’t think I’d be any good on Mastermind! I...

Data Retention in Schools

Data Retention in Schools– AKA: “Can I keep this SEN file?”   Frequently I see the same questions asked and the same (wrong and unlawful) responses given.  Even when I evidence my answer with the guidance that should be adhered to I find the original...

NQT/SEN Advice

I was asked to write a blog post for Nexus...topic anything!  That was a little bit of a wide range so I decided to write soemthing about being an NQT faced with your first class. You can read the post here....