Can you describe your journey into working in education (how did you qualify, what have been the key steps along the way)? BEd Primary Education degree with QTS 1 term as a Reception teacher (temp) 2 terms supply across EYFS, KS1, KS2 and SEN settings Relocated to Hertfordshire 6 years in JMI school 7 years + as SENCO in current school What are the key things that you love about your job? SEND is a highly valued part of our school so I am given the trust and time to do my job effectively which is very rewarding. I love seeing staff develop their skills and become more confident. I love seeing children happy to come to school because they are well supported. I love networking with other SENCOs in the local area as it can be a lonely job in a school. I love being able to continue my CPD and learn new ways to help children thrive What advice would you give to someone who is looking to work in a similar role? Look for a school that is willing to support your CPD and NASENCO award Look for a school that is prepared to give you enough time to do the job effectively Talk to other SENCOs - we all have different experiences Be prepared to do alot of admin!