This year I was asked to do 2 days a week as the SENCo at Napier Intermediate so Liz could take up the cluster maths lead teacher position for this year. Time to put my money where my mouth was! Huge learning curve I have to admit as I juggled deadlines and learned how everyone contributed to the overall picture. I've loved every bit of this work. It has allowed me to see this role in real terms, the practical hands on things that actually have to be done and the systems and support agencies that wrap around the role. Working closely with MoE, RTLB, SWIS (and many others), and co-ordinating their different inputs gives you access to the rich pool of knowledge necessary for this job. Working with parents, students and their teachers gives you the humanity to enable you to do it well. Making it happen within the structure of a school makes me know that the SENCOs I've worked with for the past 10 years should all be wearing super power cloaks!!! Oh, and getting my very first ORS application accepted made me think that cloak could possibly be mine too. That was a pretty special day for the team that slaved over that one.