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Making the move from primary to SEN (and back again at a later date??)?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Tildabe, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Tildabe

    Tildabe New commenter

    I'm half way through my NQT year (primary) and am becoming more
    interested in SEN children and teaching - I have always found working
    with children who have specific social/emotional/behavioural/learning
    difficulties particularly enjoyable and rewarding.

    I am
    currently covering a maternity leave teaching post so will be looking
    for a new job provisionally for the summer term onwards, if not
    definately for September start and am seriously considering trying to
    find a job in an SEN school.

    I'm therefore looking for any
    advice regarding the best way of going about this, what sort of
    challenges, highs and lows I can expect (and generally to hear about
    your experiences), whether there is anything I should be doing to help
    me persue this route (I currently have a lovely autistic boy in my class
    and gained experience of aspergers, cerebal palsy, dyspraxia and
    dyslexia during my PGCE year placements) but otherwise have no training
    or specific experience) and whether taking this route will affect career
    prospects should I choose to go back into mainstream state education at
    a later date.

    Sorry for the waffle, chocolates for anyone who can make sense of it!
     
  2. Tildabe

    Tildabe New commenter

    I'm half way through my NQT year (primary) and am becoming more
    interested in SEN children and teaching - I have always found working
    with children who have specific social/emotional/behavioural/learning
    difficulties particularly enjoyable and rewarding.

    I am
    currently covering a maternity leave teaching post so will be looking
    for a new job provisionally for the summer term onwards, if not
    definately for September start and am seriously considering trying to
    find a job in an SEN school.

    I'm therefore looking for any
    advice regarding the best way of going about this, what sort of
    challenges, highs and lows I can expect (and generally to hear about
    your experiences), whether there is anything I should be doing to help
    me persue this route (I currently have a lovely autistic boy in my class
    and gained experience of aspergers, cerebal palsy, dyspraxia and
    dyslexia during my PGCE year placements) but otherwise have no training
    or specific experience) and whether taking this route will affect career
    prospects should I choose to go back into mainstream state education at
    a later date.

    Sorry for the waffle, chocolates for anyone who can make sense of it!
     
  3. I am pretty much in the same position except i have less experience with children in schools, but have a psychology degree and a short works experience place in a special school.

    I would love to hear some tips on how to move in to SEN.
     

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