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How do I go about becoming a sen teacher? Will an ordinary secondary PGCE suffice?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by shyfly, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. As dzil says, special schools expect to train new staff - particularly as there is no specialist Initial Teacher Training for the role. PGCE is one route, though you will struggle to get school experience in a special school during this, or GTP will let you do some of your training in a special school (30% sounds familiar; a colleague did it at my school a couple of years ago). If you go the GTP route you will need to find a special school to link with though - and they can be your employing school, though you will still only spend the agreed proportion of your time there.
    When it comes to applying for jobs your experience will speak volumes - that's what secured me an NQT job in a special school following a Primary PGCE!

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