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getting back into Mainstream, or trying to

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by deborah33, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Hi have been trying to get back into mainstream for the past year, am an SEN Behaviour specialist in an SEBD School, where I teach lots of subjects to Secondary pupils, including Art, (my original subject in1994) but mainly now ICT PSHE and Humanities and citizenship (teach English to ks3 when were short staffed on a termly basis).
    have so far had no luck....though was interviewed once but it was a short term contract....(not advertised).
    Am looking any advice to get back into Mainstream, would a primary school be a good idea? Would they accept that I am very good at all subjects and although was a secondary teacher...for the last 6years have mainly taught very low ability SEn students at KS3 (levels1-3/4)?
    Any advice please.....even considering taking big pay cut, as really want to return to a less stressed job, with pupils I can enjoy actually "teaching" without all the constant abuse.
     
  2. Hi have been trying to get back into mainstream for the past year, am an SEN Behaviour specialist in an SEBD School, where I teach lots of subjects to Secondary pupils, including Art, (my original subject in1994) but mainly now ICT PSHE and Humanities and citizenship (teach English to ks3 when were short staffed on a termly basis).
    have so far had no luck....though was interviewed once but it was a short term contract....(not advertised).
    Am looking any advice to get back into Mainstream, would a primary school be a good idea? Would they accept that I am very good at all subjects and although was a secondary teacher...for the last 6years have mainly taught very low ability SEn students at KS3 (levels1-3/4)?
    Any advice please.....even considering taking big pay cut, as really want to return to a less stressed job, with pupils I can enjoy actually "teaching" without all the constant abuse.
     
  3. HI and sorry your no longer enjoying your current teaching post. Although i cant offer advice on how to get back into main stream what about another SEBD school? I worked for a short period, 2 terms in what i can only describe as a zoo. After that i moved to another SEBD school which was completely different. Was so well run, much better resourced and the pupils really did want to learn. Would be a shame to let all that experience go to waste. Good SEBD schools do exist!
     
  4. Agree with the last post! Find a nice SEN school and present yourself as someone with behavioural experience and expertise. They are out there!

     
  5. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    I would suggest that reading some of the posts on other forums there are plenty of kids with SEBD in mainstream so going out of an SEBD setting doesn't mean you will avoid SEBD behaviours. I would echo what others have said that a change of school, though not out of SEN may be the way forward.
     

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