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GTP in a special needs school?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by savface, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. I was just wondering whether this can be an option? I have not been accepted onto a PGCE Primary, and considering the financial struggle that that would now involve I am a little thankful, as if I had been accepted I would not have been able to finance myself through the duration of it and would had to have declined. All my experience lies within special needs settings. I have worked across the Key Stages in a special needs school for a year, have worked in a primary special needs school for six months and am now working in a respite unit for children with severe learning disabilities. I really miss teaching and would be grateful of any information regarding teacher training in special schools.
    Many thanks!
  2. I recently had a GTP interview and another of the candidates there was an HLTA in a Special Needs school. She had interviews with two GTP providers and was planning to do her training in the Special Needs school. However I believe that the rule for her was that she had to do a term long placement (rather than the usual half term placement) in mainstream (which I believe is always the case for students in special needs).

    So I assume that it is therefore generally accepted as possible to do the GTP in a special needs school. Good luck!

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