The Pocket Diary of a SENCO : An Honest Guide to the Aspirations, Frustrations and Joy of Championing Inclusion in Schools book cover
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The Pocket Diary of a SENCO
An Honest Guide to the Aspirations, Frustrations and Joy of Championing Inclusion in Schools




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ISBN 9781032367811
January 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 484 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

EPILOGUE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

INDEX

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Author(s)

Biography

Pippa McLean has been a teacher and SENCO for many years, working in a number of mainstream primary schools across the South-East of England during her career. She has written regularly for publications including nasen Connect and has a passion for inclusion. Pippa loves investing in children and families and encouraging others to do the same, something that is seen in her commitment to school communities and other local community projects. ​