This chapter presents a critical commentary on the role and status of Special Educational Needs Coordinators in English schools in the light of the current COVID-19 climate and uncertainty for the future of schools. The SENCO role is unpicked and interrogated using an attempt to create a generic (or composite) SENCO model which aims to capture the key characteristics of the role; this composite being based on data provided by forty primary and secondary school SENCOs from the East Midlands region. In order to provide a more detailed and unique personal account to complement this composite, one SENCO (Caz), presents her ‘Day-in-the-Life-Of’ diary which describes (‘warts and all’) the relentless experience of managing the day-to-day provision for special educational needs in her small primary school.
|Title of host publication||Challenges in Early Years and Primary Education: Employing critical thinking skills during turbulent times|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||9781032139852, 9781032139869|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2022|
- SENCO, Covid-19, Leadership, Wellbeing, Diary