Pocket Diary of a SENCO
An Honest Guide to the Aspirations, Frustrations and Joys of Championing Inclusion in Schools
Author 1: Pippa McLean
The Pocket Diary of a SENCO spans a typical school year and includes hopeful and often humorous diary entries that share the authentic aspirations, joys and frustrations of championing inclusion and working in the role of a SENCO.
Grounded in real-life experiences and day-to-day practice, Pippa McLean describes the experiences of a SENCO and the reality of SEND provision in school, drawing out the personal characteristics and values that schools can foster to support inclusive practice and nurture positive relationships between children, parents and colleagues. Diary extracts across the months range from ‘Be ready to hit the road’, ‘Be gentle on yourself’, to ‘Be a culture builder' and ‘Be an advocate'. Each entry is followed by reflective questions and space for the reader to jot down their own thoughts, as well as ‘monthly musings’ to support their own professional development.
Written in a truly conversational style, this essential pocket diary captures the reality of SEND provision in schools and will be relatable to many. It is valuable reading for SENCOs, teachers, support staff and trainees who wish to enrich their learning around inclusive practice and engage reflectively within their busy lives.