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Extra qualifications to work in special eductional needs

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by hanzg, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. hanzg

    hanzg New commenter

    I have just completed my NQT year teaching science and have decided I want to work more in the field of special needs. Last year I was spending on hour a week in the SEN dept working to develop literacy with pupils and before I did my PGCE I worked in a ASC base attached to a mainstream secondary school. So although having some experience in the field I have ended up with a teaching assistant job for next year working to develop numeracy. As I will not be under as much pressure next year I was wondering whether it would be benificial to do a diploma or something. However there seems to be a lot of courses at various prices and I am unsure what would be of greatest benefit.
    Any information is greatly received.

  2. Hi Hannah,

    As you already have a lot of experience, you may not need to complete a further course. However, if you would like to work towards a Diploma, our course might appeal to you: http://www.inst.org/special-educational-needs-courses

    Good luck with your career,

  3. Mrs_Frog

    Mrs_Frog New commenter

    I used to work in a special school (BESD) and I have no additional qualifications apart from my PGCE. I did do INSET etc but the only 'extra' I did was the National Diploma for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance, just as I was leaving, funnily enough.....
    MF x

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