SENsible Magazine October 2023

by | Oct 1, 2023


So, you’ve come back again for another edition of the SENsible Magazine, well grab a cuppa, sit back, put your feet up and take a gander at this month’s copy.  We know things are super busy for you at the moment and we do appreciate the time you’re spending reading the magazines that we have created. Without further ado, let’s dig in to what we’re talking about in this edition!  And no Dale is not taking over this month!

To start off we’ll be talking about something dear to our heart, more appreciation for our beloved Teaching Assistants, you know the ones that you are always looking for and occassionally you find lurking in a cupboard when a colleague asks if you have one spare. With cohort five of our free TA apprenticeship programme about to kick off, it’s always great to have little piece of the magazine devoted to these hardworking and underpaid individuals.

I mentioned hardworking, but how much congnative load can you cope with? If you’ve been reading the daily reminder blogs, you’ll know we’ve been focusing on educational pyschology, and we’re bringing a larger understanding to our magazine. It will literally blow your mind.

We’ve the usual pieces, including competition winners, a big well done to our two winners this month, yes, you will need to read on to find out who won the SENCO Spa break, we were a little a surprised and delighted with who was pulled out our preverbal hat.

Finally, well not completely finally, as there is lots more in this edition. But, we would like to announce the doors to our new event platform are fully open, with our first event being the SENsible24 SENCO conference.  Conferences are normally dull and boring, but we assure you this one is more a social gathering with some fun and a bit of learning mixed in.  There’s also free food in the sit down meal, though if your a sensitive soul try to not be placed near me, I’m all elbows! And with nearly 200 people to sit down in an hour it’s going to be like musical chairs without the music, we’re hoping the service levels are super! If not we’ll just get the prosecco out and turn the conference into a SENCO party! Disco lights?

We’ve lots still to do, but if you have any comments or just want a random chat, use the ‘message us’, I get to answer all the calls and love chatting with you all!


Till next time, enjoy!

Gavin & Abigail (Mainly Gavin, but shh)


Previous issues

SENsible Magazine November 2023

SENsible Magazine November 2023

Discover two exciting versions of SENsible Magazine this month, each with a unique layout. Help us choose the future magazine design by casting your vote. Check out the magazines, cast your vote, and stay tuned for the winner’s announcement in our January issue. Your feedback matters! Good luck to our talented designers.

SENsible Newsletter September 2023

SENsible Newsletter September 2023

Discover a wealth of insights and inspiration in the latest edition of SENsible Magazine. From enhancing your role as a SENCO to upgrading your planning strategies, navigating holiday responses, and heartwarming stories of SENCO pets, this issue has it all. Plus, a chance to win a Spa Break Prize Draw for SENCOs! Join us in exploring a diverse range of articles designed to support and engage SENCOs.

SENsible Newsletter August 2023

SENsible Newsletter August 2023

Discover the latest updates and insights in inclusive education for SENCOs, featuring articles on TA appreciation, NASEN Live, SENCO summer activities, SENbooks £100 winner announcement, conquering procrastination with the “eating frogs” technique, MA Inclusive Educational Leadership degree update, and highlights from the Tes SEND Show event. Join our community and be part of the journey towards a brighter future for every student. Happy reading!

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