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The Pocket Diary of a SENCO – Pippa McLean

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Experience the life of a SENCO through the engaging pages of “The Pocket Diary of a SENCO.” Join Pippa McLean on a journey filled with real-life experiences, reflections, and insights into inclusive practices.

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The Pocket Diary of a SENCO by Pippa McLean

Step into the shoes of a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) as you journey through a typical school year with “The Pocket Diary of a SENCO” by Pippa McLean. This remarkable diary unfolds with hopeful and often lighthearted entries, sharing the authentic dreams, joys, and occasional challenges of championing inclusion in the role of a SENCO.

Drenched in the authenticity of real-life experiences and day-to-day practices, Pippa McLean vividly portrays the world of a SENCO and the intricacies of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision within a school setting. Along the way, she uncovers the personal qualities and values that schools can cultivate to support inclusive practices and foster positive relationships among children, parents, and colleagues.

Throughout the diary, entries span the months, offering sage advice like ‘Be ready to hit the road,’ ‘Be gentle on yourself,’ ‘Be a culture builder,’ and ‘Be an advocate.’ Each entry is accompanied by thought-provoking questions and space for readers to record their own insights. Additionally, ‘monthly musings’ provide valuable support for readers’ ongoing professional development.

Penned in a friendly, conversational style, “The Pocket Diary of a SENCO” authentically captures the dynamic landscape of SEND provision in schools. Its relatability extends to a wide audience, including SENCOs, teachers, support staff, and trainees who seek to enrich their understanding of inclusive practices and engage in reflective learning within their demanding daily lives.