Primary School SENCO

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8etty8lue Wed 23-May-12 19:08:14

Anyone else's DC Primary School SENCO lie to them!? Unbelieveable porkies, and surprisingly regularly too! I'm almost speechless, and the HT keeps publicly praising the 'wonderful' job she does!
That's it - feel better now ;)

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claw4 Wed 23-May-12 19:19:39

Oh yea, telling porkies = covering their arses!

Ben10NeverAgain Wed 23-May-12 19:23:30

Mine talked to me as if I was a child. Until I complained. Now she hides when she sees me coming grin.

She retires in July gringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringrin

FallenCaryatid Wed 23-May-12 19:25:09

Paper trail of everything and relentless pursuit of what has been promised.
Porkies queried and explanations demanded.
Don't be speechless!

Desperatelyseekingsupport Wed 23-May-12 19:29:05

Sounds like ds's primary Senco. She was absolutely rubbish - took 3 attempts and a complaint to the Head before she could provide an accurate breakdown of the hours his 1:1 was working with him. I absolutely flipped when in a meeting of professionals she said how the school had got the statement for him - they told me I wouldn't get it and then said if I did it would only be for about 5 hours support angry. Oh, and she was also the one who had the 'strategy' of spray painting a box in playground for ds to stand in for 'calm down time'. She of course denied this.
Rant over.

Desperatelyseekingsupport Wed 23-May-12 19:30:03

HT would also sing her praises regularly to the Governor's.

littlelegsmum Wed 23-May-12 22:36:51

I'm so pleased you've made a new thread about this. . YES, YES, YES My DD's school SENco is highly respected - she talks the perfect talk but never walks the walk.angry

I've been lied to constantly and told so many different things in our many meetings. The Head is very praising of her and the sun does seem to shine in the right places confused

Ahhhhh, that feels so much better grin

WetAugust Wed 23-May-12 22:45:05

I once stumbled across a SENCO Discussion Forum (FallenCarrot may remember that).

It was absolutely hilarious <well, sad really when saw just how little they actually knew about SENs>

One post I remember was a new SENCo asking someone what the SEN COP and where he could get a copy. The rest of the threads were various SENCOs slagging off the kids parents.

Must have a look to see if it's till going.

littlelegsmum Wed 23-May-12 22:46:35

Ohhhh, you could also post a link to that website grin

WetAugust Wed 23-May-12 22:57:47

If you Google SENCO Discussion Forum you'll find it. I can't post a link as the sneaky $^$^& have disbaled the copy function on the Address Bar

Weirdly all pre-March 2011 posts have been moved to the National Archives !!!!

Gob-smacked at that. So the ignorance of yer average SENCO has now been recorded for posterity grin - although PMSL emoticion would be handy grin

Post Mar 2011 are visible.

8etty8lue Thu 24-May-12 10:03:25

ooh, seem to have touched a nerve here! ;) Cannot tell you how (sadly) pleased I am that I am not alone in the world. The number of sleepness nights I've had in utter frustration! I don't think I could handle reading a forum of SENCOs whingeing about parents, I might get myself banned...
Sadly FallenCaryatid, I've got a file as thick as my Labrador, and have learnt that with the HT, Governors etc. all singing her praises it's like banging my head against a brick wall. In order to get a good night's sleep, I have to choose my battles and learn to feel smug that I know more than she does about her job and can prove her wrong when I have to and when it really matters to my DS with Asparagus Syndrome. I'd tell you all the worst things she's said, but it might identify me to the SEnco protection society. Suffice it to say, the woman's not good.
Have a good day all smile

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UnCharteredromaeosaur Thu 24-May-12 10:56:53

yup, just raised (yet another) thread about ours

<bangs head on classroom wall>

tryingtokeepintune Thu 24-May-12 14:37:32

The Senco at ds's old school told me that the communication classes held at another centre was 'just singing and nursery rhymes' - could not understand that is was actually helping ds to communicate. It was the area he made the most progress whilst she wa also his class teacher!

Caught her lying so many times that I tried to keep all communications in written form.

Ineedalife Thu 24-May-12 14:55:20

The senco at Dd3's old school was really awful and was also the HT!! She told so many lies about Dd3 that i am not sure she was even talking about my child.

The senco at Dd3's new school is fantastic. She has supported us as a whole family while we recovered from the horrible experience at the other school. She is brilliant with Dd3 and has helped to make her feel relaxed and confident at school. She really goes the extra mile.

I have seen both sides, i hope some of you are lucky enough to get rid of the crappy sencos and meet a good one.

Iceflower Thu 24-May-12 15:23:17

<bitter laugh> my senco has lots of experience in x,y and z, you name it, she's an expert grin. Except she thinks my dc don't have any needs until I wave a dx at her (one that I chased). Then she tells me she's an expert in classroom practice for that condition.

And the worst thing about her, she does know what to do, except she is too bone idle.

DHealey Tue 03-Nov-15 12:59:59

Why are schools allowed to cover up blatant incompetence and unprofessionalism? My son is in north Coventry and there is a shocking level of cover up and lying occurring from the Senco and SLT to cover their own "agendas". Don't move into this area if you have school kids with needs as it is a big mistake.
You can see why kids die under Coventry LA as they endemically all turn a blind eye - #doitfordaniel shameful. This would not happen within a professional organisation. All child and education services turned their backs.
As above get everything in writing as they will lie through their teeth and the education system in my experience is rotten to the core.

Ineedmorepatience Tue 03-Nov-15 16:07:26

This is a really old thread but I have just nearly choked when I read my comment about the senco at dd3's 2nd school! She turned out to be the slipperist liar I have ever met!! Just goes to show hmm

StarfrightMcFangsie Tue 03-Nov-15 22:07:18


2boysnamedR Wed 04-Nov-15 00:16:31

My current one seems to be the worse so far. Total dozy drip. Thank god she's only here for one term. She can't even reply to questions. Standards are getting so low they now don't have basic communication skills. That's mean, but it's true. I'd be sacked I behaved like that at work. But with all things Sen related, the more of a nincompoop you are, the more the LA want to employ you grin dozy saps follow instructions without questioning them wink

Frizzcat Wed 04-Nov-15 10:19:15

Our Senco, hides from me now. Taken her to task on numerous occasions, luckily I've been backed by the HT who knows she's pants. She's retiring this year too late for us but at least she'll not be spouting her inadequate shit to other parents and children.

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