Vic Goddard, Co-Principal, Passmores Academy, CEO, Passmores Co-operative Learning Community

There are numerous practitioner-written books that are heavy going, and when you reach the end you really have to think about whether what you’ve learned has been helpful. What I love about Being a SENDCO is that you can pick it up and find well-explained nuggets of advice on every page. The 113 tips are not obscured by the strait jacket of trying to show how academic the book is.

From the foreword, which demonstrates the complexity of the job, through to the last section on working with outside agencies, I’d recommend this book to those aspiring to be a SENDCO and the most experienced practitioners.

Reading the book is like sitting down with an experienced mentor for a series of conversations over a coffee (maybe a glass of wine!). The tips are pragmatic and achievable, and I will definitely be ordering a copy for our (new in post) SENDCO.

If this is the area you want to work in, then I unreservedly recommend Independent Thinking on Being a SENDCO for an honest insight into the job and plenty of useful advice.

Lucy | 12/04/2023 16:16
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