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Art/Special Needs teacher looking for overseas work

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by JODIEANNE, Jul 12, 2018.


    JODIEANNE New commenter

    Hi.I'm a qualified Art & Design Secondary teacher. Currently working in an SEN school and have been teaching SEN art for 20 years. Looking for overseas work ideally starting Sept 2019.Can anyone give me any advice.Thinking Europe, Australia, Asia? Thank you, Jo Noble
  2. wrldtrvlr123

    wrldtrvlr123 Occasional commenter

    Are you looking to work primarily as an Art teacher or an SEN teacher? If you are looking for comparable SEN Art programs then your options will be limited. There are schools that offer comprehensive services but they are few and far between. We can't name names here but if you google special needs + international school + city/country of your choice you will get some kind of an idea. If you start a conversation, I can give you few names that would fit that bill.

    Art and Design positions/programs will be more common but still relatively scarce compared to many/most core subjects. Learning support positions/programs will likely be even more plentiful but will be mostly inclusion, resource room type positions for students with "mild" disabilities who are included for all/most subjects. Many/most international schools will have some type of this kind of program, even if it is a one person department.

    As for region, any of those you mentioned could have potential schools/openings for you. Many people sign up with a recruiters like Search Associates to help with their research, find job openings and possibly attend a job fair.

    Other posters may have different experiences/advice for you. Good luck!
  3. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    Plenty of primary art jobs out there in IB schools
  4. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

    We're going to be looking for an inclusion leader in my school in Malaysia for January/April 2019 if that's any good..... Based in the primary school.
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  5. senlady

    senlady Senior commenter

    There will be a secondary SEN post for September 2019 where I am - happy to discuss in a conversation if you want more info.

    Not sure how many specialist art SEN teachers there would be call for!
  6. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

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