Challenging, but Rewarding
We work with SEND provisions within mainstream schools, specialist units in ASD/ASC, SEMH, Hearing/Visual Impairment or complex needs etc. We also work with SEND schools and alternative education providers that need teachers for day to day cover but more often, long term positions.
Our rates of pay for teachers are very competitive and we pay through the PAYE system (so no payroll fees) unless, that payment system is your preferred method.
You might have worked in a SEND provision before or you might be more experience in mainstream but have worked with high numbers or children with SEND or SEMH in your school. We can also help you with SEND teaching if you are an NQT and interested in teaching in SEND and you have had some experience on your placements or you have experience from working as an LSA in this area.
As an SEN teacher, you’ll need a multitude of skills but some of the most important are:
Planning and organisational skills
Adaptability to changing situations
Able to communicate effectively
Behaviour management skills and the ability to deal with challenging behaviour.
As a SEND teacher you will often be expected to work closely with a team of support HLTAs, TAs or LSAs in that setting.
The 0-25 SEND Code of Practice set out four areas of SEN:
Communicating and interacting – for example, where children and young people have speech, language and communication difficulties which make it difficult for them to make sense of language or to understand how to communicate effectively and appropriately with others
Cognition and learning – for example, where children and young people learn at a slower pace than others their age, have difficulty in understanding parts of the curriculum, have difficulties with organisation and memory skills, or have a specific difficulty affecting one particular part of their learning performance such as in literacy or numeracy
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH)– for example, where children and young people have difficulty in managing their relationships with other people, are withdrawn, or if they behave in ways that may hinder their and other children’s learning, or that have an impact on their health and wellbeing
Sensory and/or physical needs – for example, children and young people with visual and/or hearing impairments, or a physical need that means they must have additional ongoing support and equipment
Some children and young people may have SEN that covers more than one of these areas.
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