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    Hi Mark – thanks for your responses. I job share the SENCO role (we make one SENCO in all) – we both have a 50% timetable respective of our hours – we teach a pathway class for year 7, 8 and 9 of between 12 and 15 students per class but the classes are spread throughout the week, so on a given day, we may teach up to 3 out of 5 periods and snatch an hours SENCO inbetween which means we find it very hard to actually ‘get stuck in to anything’. We are also tutors for a tutor group and do a staff on call duty for an hour a week. We are lucky in that we have two admin staff: one full-time and one part-time and they do similar duties to yours as led by us. We are a school of 1300 with 170 SEND students (11 EHCP and 3 pending), a core who are high priority, but we are also dealing with a lot of other students around SEMH. Combined, this often means we are reacting on a daily basis to issues as they occur and have to literally drop everything else. We nterface throughout he day without braeks or lunch to try and fill the gaps and also to respond the issues we have had to put aside. We feel like we are ‘ reactive’ and to a lesser degree ‘managing’ but certainly not as strategic as we could be if we had even one day just doing SENCO and not teaching. Timetables are not negotiable due to the way it links with the whole school timetable.

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