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Do I have to be SENCo??

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ManifestDestiny, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I think we would both agree that early identification and intervention is key ? We too had students unable to access the (KS3)curriculum( unable to read for example) because of the failings of the systems / personnel in our associate schools. I am also aware that the criteria for SEND is open to interpretation and as such not at all helpful. Perhaps it is the nature of the role which needs to be more ‘fit for purpose’in the Primary setting ? I disagree that the SENCO ‘s job is ‘just’ to set the ball rolling, put provision in situ and ensure value for money. It is more than this c.f SENCO standards.
  2. willow1918

    willow1918 New commenter

    As an ex-SENCo, I felt compelled to reply. Unfortunately, I have very limited knowledge regarding whether you’d be able to keep your current title/salary as assistant head, but I do know a fair bit about primary SEND. It’s one of the most challenging and most specialised roles in a primary school, if not the most, in my experience. I strongly believe you need an interest in the area to do it justice. I asked to stand down from the role as it was affecting my health, and I was very fortunate to be redeployed in a role with similar ‘status’ (not that status is important to be, but maintaining my salary was in order to keep up with my mortgage!!). Good luck - hope you manage to get a positive outcome.

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