What do you do?
‘I am a SENCO at a mainstream co-ed school with approximately 1,100 pupils.’
Why did you decide to study the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) with us?
‘I have to have this award to work in this area. I found Real Training on the Internet, rang them up and quite liked them. I then went to plead my case with the school and they helped me to pay for it.’
What was your favourite part of the course?
‘Funnily enough, I particularly enjoyed the bits on legislation and the reflective learning logs.’
What impact has it had on your professional life?
‘I’ve become a much more reflective practitioner. I was reflective before, but my thoughts were all over the place. Now, I can organise these thoughts and am proactive about changing and implementing things.’
What can someone who has taken these modules offer?
‘It will really help them to develop the right skills and competence in their legislation, research, processes and good practice guidance.’
Why would you advise someone to do this course?
‘Because it’s made a real difference to my understanding and practice.’