I agreed to take on the role of SENCo in my school in February 2011. I was told by the Headteacher in May 2011 that I would have to take a PGCE in SEN Coordination.
I really felt like saying that I had had a change of mind, as I really didn't want to go back to university. However I decided to stick with it and see what the course was like.
Looking back now, this was the best decision I have made, as not only have I thoroughly enjoyed the course but I wouldn't be the SENCo I am now If I hadn't done it. I am more confident, assertive and knowledgeable.
Sue has been a very supportive tutor and has tailored the course to our needs.
The assignments have not been a 'bolt on' like I first thought they would be - they have been useful as we have been able to personalise them to our school's needs.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone - it will change your practice for the better.