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Advice on becoming a SEN TA.

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by davea2142, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. davea2142

    davea2142 New commenter

    Note to admin. Not sure where to post this as it crosses sections, but please feel free to move if you feel it belongs in a different section.

    I'm hoping someone will be able to help me with a question.

    I'm currently studying the Level 3 Diploma in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools with the additional needs sections for the optional modules. (Volunteering whilst studying)
    My passion lies in supporting children with additional needs in FS/KS1 but I am interested to know what I could do, on top of the qualification, to help me stand out to schools when I am looking to join them.
    I do have experience with additional needs (approx 1 year in school and 11 years informally outside) and can use BSL (Unqualified) but should I also be looking to do a specific qualification, gain more experience in a school setting or something I haven't thought about before looking at applying for SEN TA jobs.

    I did do some research in to job adverts in my local area, but they are vague on specific details above and beyond the L3 STLS.

    Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

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