REAch2 Academy Trust's Associate Leader for SEND talks life as a busy SENDCO

4th October 2022 | Blogs

From the qualities of a good SENDCO to the challenges and rewards of the role. We caught up with Ali Dewar, Associate School Leader for SEND at REAch2 Academy Trust, to find out what it's like in the busy life of the SENDCO.

Founded in 2012, REAch2 is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country, currently supporting 60 primary academies across England. All of these share a mission to provide the best possible education for young people.

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  • The qualities of a good SENDCO
  • Tips for staying resilient and managing stress in the role
  • The challenges faced by SENDCOs and the rewards of the job




Over to you

If you're a busy SENDCO or senior leader supporting primary or secondary school age children, our 2-hour Q&A for the Busy SENDCO with Gary Aubin on 5th October may be a fit. Put your questions directly to Gary, Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities for a Multi Academy Trust and author of The Lone SENDCO: a Handbook of 300 questions and answers for the busy SENDCO. Questions are invited in advance for this interactive session which promises to be as relevant, informative, and enlightening as it is valuable and engaging.

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