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International school . Sen teacher

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by Ryanm425, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. I am currently an nqt . But I have always been interested in sen and teaching aboard . I have recently seen a few positions . I was wondering if this position is like a teaching assistant or a full time teacher ..

    Also I was wondering if it was a teaching position would anyone roughly know the salary in an international school in Europe (?)

    Thanks
     
  2. I am currently an nqt . But I have always been interested in sen and teaching aboard . I have recently seen a few positions . I was wondering if this position is like a teaching assistant or a full time teacher ..

    Also I was wondering if it was a teaching position would anyone roughly know the salary in an international school in Europe (?)

    Thanks
     
  3. happygreenfrog

    happygreenfrog Occasional commenter

    One of my old schools in Europe was advertising an SEN post before Xmas. Naturally they wanted an experienced teacher and even though I'd work my butt off in any post, my considerable classroom experience was not considered suitable.
    In that particular school, the size enabled them to have a full time SEN support teacher who would take individuals or small groups out of class and work on identified aspects. In many ways the work appears easy - less planning requirements I guess - but an effective and experienced SEN teacher would always make it appear that way. As for qualifications, I'd say having a natural interest in the theoretical aspects of learning, experience in an SEN role and a degree in child psychology would naturally be the ideal.
    I would assume the salary was on a par with classroom teachers.
     
  4. The current UK legislation states that all new SENCO's must have the National Awards Special Education Needs Co-ordinators certificate. It is advised those in post prior to 2009 should take the course too. The overseas special needs area is litterred with lack of multi agency support, parents unwilling to accept their children have issues and is not a straightforward role. The demands from colleagues who will look to the SEN teacher for guidance who will usually be working without the normal resources and facilities in the UK or west makes it quiet a demanding role. But as the earlier poster states experienced SEN teachers will make it look rather comfortable. The pay would usually be the same as a classroom teacher but years and years of experience would be expected by any recruiting head I suspect by the nature of this specialist role.
     

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