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How to become a Special Needs Teacher

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by mavisrobinson, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. There is an article in TES magazine on how to become a special needs co-ordinator which might be useful
    SEN co-ordinator
  2. blueone

    blueone New commenter

    I've recently gone into special needs and i had no SEN training. Infact, im secondary trained and working in a Primary SEN school, which is totally different from what i trained in. Basically i think when heads appoint teachers in an SEN school ,yes experience with SEN does help, but employers are really looking for the right kind of candidate who can work in a different and sometimes challenging school environment. I worked in mainstream for 2 years and taught some SEN classes and really enjoyed it. I decided it was a route i wanted to take and applied for SEN jobs. If you see a job go for it. In the application write about any relevant SEN experience you have had an go from there.
    good luck!

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