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Differences between mainstream & BESD special school?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by lilykitty, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. lilykitty

    lilykitty New commenter

    Hi
    I'm considering a move from mainstream teaching to a primary BESD unit. I've thought through what I think are the main differences but I would really appreciate any insight from other teachers who have made the move or who have experience of working in special education.
    Thanks!
     
  2. lilykitty

    lilykitty New commenter

    Hi
    I'm considering a move from mainstream teaching to a primary BESD unit. I've thought through what I think are the main differences but I would really appreciate any insight from other teachers who have made the move or who have experience of working in special education.
    Thanks!
     
  3. 1) Your class size will significantly reduce to around 4-6 children.
    2) You will have at least 1, maybe 2 full time teaching assistants.
    3) Your primary goal will be emotional needs rather than educational needs
    4) You can expect to have incidents requiring restraint fairly regularly.
     
  4. You will either be completely traumatised or love every thing about having to think differenly!
     
  5. lilykitty

    lilykitty New commenter

    Thanks for the replies. I'm hoping it will be the latter, Midgey!
     

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