Hi there, I am a teacher with 6 years' experience working in mainstream schools. I have also worked as an LSA in a special school before qualifying, and I have done a couple of supply teaching days in special schools. At a recent special school teacher interview, I was turned down on the grounds that I didn't have as much SEN experience as other candidates. However, how can I gain this experience if no one will employ me without it? Many of the SEN teacher adverts I have seen accept NQTs, so is it just a matter of luck on the day? Or am I missing something that would give me an advantage?