Part 7 of our So You’re a SENCO series. A parent was not happy about a sanction their child had received and had somehow managed to bypass the meagre security features in the school and make it all the way to a second-floor classroom to hurl open the door and start screaming.
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It may still be a Monday morning, but the IT system is failing, deficits in support staff and trying to work out how to train everyone.
It’s still only Monday morning and Mrs Nest is discovering the old and new parts of the school building may not actually be used in the right way…
Another day in the life of Mrs Nest, she lost her TA and running out of hands to juggle things with. See her full story.
It’s surprising how long little tasks can take.
The mug of tea was already cold, and both staff and students were beginning to arrive. Staff were expected by 8:30 am, students from 8:45 am with registration at 8:55 am. By 8:15, the office and yard outside were buzzing.
Any minute now, students would begin to appear in the office.
The education psychologist had left a phone message wanting to observe one of the children at 10 am today; a message that was left at 4:31 pm on Friday. This didn’t bode well. Timetabling teaching assistants was primarily a paper exercise. If she could persuade Miss Eno to move between two maths lessons during period one, they would be OK. One of the students only needed settling and then rarely accessed support throughout the rest of the lesson.
Mrs Nest, The SENCO, has been in the role since Easter break. She took over after the previous SENCO had been off long-term sick for several months. This is the start of her story…