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Master's research

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sarahlg, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. sarahlg

    sarahlg New commenter

    I'm at the research phase of my MA SEN and I need to gather information from UK-based or UK-trained teachers related to SEN in initial teacher training, INSET, CPD etc.
    I’ve created an online survey that’s completely confidential. It would be enormously helpful if you could complete it. There are 27 multiple choice/ratings questions in total, with 8 groups of three questions each related to different learning needs. It should take 4 or 5 minutes to complete, and it’s at:
    If you are able to share it with other teachers, too, that would be hugely appreciated!
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    God I haven't had much SEN training...
  3. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Done, I haven't either, but I've taught an awful lot of students with SEN though...
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yeah same... I remember getting training back in like 06-07 but nothing recently...

    And the Teaching Assistants have dried up too... all vanishing off into the night.
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    In many of these cases I have not had formal training but every time, I have sat with a member of our SfL department and discussed both general points and strategies and information about the individual pupil at the start of term and if needed throughout the year. I don't know if you are leaning to separate formal training from this type of support but I find it more useful in terms of actually teaching individual children and in terms of CPD than sit down sessions delivered at inservice.
  6. sarahlg

    sarahlg New commenter

    Thank you!
  7. sarahlg

    sarahlg New commenter

    Thank you!
  8. sarahlg

    sarahlg New commenter

    Thanks, your experience pretty much matches what I'm hearing from others...
  9. sarahlg

    sarahlg New commenter

    I agree that experience and open communication are hard to beat - thanks!
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    No worries @sarahlg

    @Flere-Imsaho yeah I've done similar ... chatted with relevant colleagues, swapped strategies... SEN seemed to hit a high watermark just before 2010... then I think the funding changed.

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