How SENCOs working across more than 1 school can benefit
children, parents, schools and SENCOs
Juggling a whole school SENCO role with fixed days teaching in class can be a huge challenge. One that leaves many SENCOs feeling their impact is limited by what it’s possible to achieve in one assigned PPA afternoon each week. Flexibility is key to being an effective and efficient SENCO. This is why a dedicated, non-classroom based SENCO working across more than 1 school makes so much sense.
SENCO of 4 schools, Ginny Bootman explains how this change in approach can benefit children with SEND, parents, schools and SENCOs.
Ginny is an educator with over 25 years in education as a classroom practitioner, SENCO and Headteacher who is passionate about all things concerned with special educational needs. She believes in a caring approach that involves listening to others and putting ourselves in their shoes. Ginny embodies her mantra #followtheempathyroad in everything she does.
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
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– Understand the many ways in which having a SENCO across more than 1 school can be beneficial –
– Benefits include: primary focus on children with SEND; specialist knowledge, experience and contacts; flexibility to meet parents and complete observations at most appropriate times –
– Consider the efficiency and financial gains from having a SENCO across more than 1 school –
This session is aimed at Headteachers, SEND Leads and SENCOsBuy now
Ginny has worked with a variety of professionals who give a great insight into how she embodies #followtheempathyroad through everything she does.
“Ginny has written for TES for a year now, and she continues to produce articles that really challenge my thinking and that hopefully assist and challenge teachers too. She has a really valuable insight on SEND that we know teachers really value.”
Jon Severs, Commissioning Editor – TES
“Ginny’s voice is an authentic and real one which conveys succinctly and beautifully how empathy should be at the heart of our humane profession. It’s been a pleasure and privilege to hear Ginny’s views and the findings from her work.”
Emma Turner – Author
About the Creator
Ginny Bootman / SENCO of 4 schools and SEN Consultant
Ginny has been teaching longer than she hasn’t. She has been a Headteacher, Senior Manager and Class teacher, teaching all ages in the Primary age range. She is currently SENCO of 4 Primary schools in Northamptonshire. Ginny believes in her mantra #Followtheempathyroad and embodies this in everything she does. She writes and talks about how this can be embedded in the classroom as well as in the whole school environment through a caring approach that involves listening to others and putting ourselves in their shoes.
Ginny has spoken nationally at The National SEN Conference as well as NASEN Live. She collaborates with both Primary and Secondary SENCOs by working alongside them to support them and guide them. She also lectures PGCE students and loves working with trainee teachers who have placements in Special Schools. Find out more about Ginny on Twitter @sendcogirl and at her website www.ginnybootman.com
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