Gary Aubin – Having a broad impact as a SENDCO
Gary discusses how SENDCOs can spend too much time on tasks that have little impact. Many SENDCOs advocate endlessly for pupils with SEND without thinking enough about how they can work through others to achieve real change in their school culture.
Gary looks at how SENDCOs can work through others and prioritise effectively to have the widest possible impact in their school.
3 takeaways from Gary’s training session
– To consider what the evidence suggests SENDCOs should focus on –
– To look at effective ways of working through others to maximum effect –
– To understand how the creation of systems can support SENDCO workload and embed changes in practice –
This session is aimed at SENDCOs, line managers of SENDCOs, & assistant/deputy SENDCOsBuy Now
Gary got great feedback from SENDCOs who watched his LIVE broadcast
“Useful advice to SENCOs regarding time management and use of school relationships to support the role.”
Irina Tobias, Secondary SENCO – Caxton College
“It was realistic and took account of the challenges of the SENco role. Full of practical strategies and a reminder about being strategic not reactionary.”
Ann White, SEND Manager – ASEND
“Great content and ideas to move forward on.”
Pauline Clayton, SENCO – St Edmund’s and St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School
“Thanks for a helpful and informative session.
I like the fact that you are speaking as one of us.”
Ann White, SEND Manager – ASEND
About the Creator
Gary Aubin / SEND Content Specialist
Gary Aubin is the SEND Content Specialist for the Educational Endowment Foundation and Director of SEND for a multi-academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools. With a strong mindset of inclusion, his work as Director of SEND has supported schools out of Special Measures and towards Outstanding for their SEND provision.
Alongside SEND duties, he has written The Lone SENDCO: questions and answers for the busy SENDCO and writes the SENDMatters.co.uk blog. He tweets @SENDMattersUK. He is a contributing author to Great Expectations by David Bartram OBE and wrote the Understanding the SENDCO role course for Guide Education. A former pastoral leader and still a practising secondary teacher, Gary completed his Masters in Special and Inclusive Education at the UCL Institute of Education.
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