I am a Primary NQT and have had quite a lot of experience as an SEN teaching assistant in mainstream schools (EYFS to KS2) as well as a primary and then a secondary special needs school. Having recently graduated I have been joining agencies and am keen to do SEN teaching, as it is my ultimate goal. However, one agency was under the impression that if I completed my NQT year at a special needs school, it wouldn't count if I then went to a mainstream school. I would obviously prefer to go straight into special needs but I also don't want to limit myself in the future. Also (lots of questions!), if I were to do my NQT year in a special needs school, would it have to be in a primary school or would a secondary school be acceptable? I've just found info that PRUs cannot support NQTs but nothing of greater detail. I would really appreciate any information on this. Thank you!