Independent Thinking on Being a SENDCO

113 tips for building relationships, saving time and changing lives

By: Ginny Bootman


Published: September 2023

ISBN: 9781781354247

Size: 198 x 126mm

Pages: 150 (est)

Format: Paperback

Availability: Forthcoming

Written by Ginny Bootman, Independent Thinking on Being a SENDCO is an informative guide that identifies simple, tried and tested ways to build and cement strong relationships between all those who work with children with additional needs, be these teachers, parents, carers or outside agencies.

Relationships are pivotal when working with children with special educational needs (SEN). Trust, honesty and empathy play a vital role in these relationships and is key to these individuals thriving in school and at home. 

Ginny Bootman, a former headteacher with years of classroom experience, is now a passionate SENCO at four primary schools – and in this book she imparts her wisdom on how SENDCOs can build strong and lasting relationships between those who work with children with additional needs.

Ginny details why these relationships are so important in helping individual children achieve the best they can, with practical strategies backed up by real life examples.

Suitable for SENDCOs, primary and secondary school teachers and leaders, as well as parents of children with additional needs.

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Ginny Bootman

Ginny Bootman is an experienced teacher and SENCO with responsibility for four primary schools, as well as a regular speaker at national SEN conferences. She is passionate about the impact of relationships within education, particularly for those working with children with additional needs, and is determined to improve understanding of the pivotal role that these relationships play within the school environment.


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