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Moving to a specialist advisory teacher role.

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by AFINCH100, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Hi

    I have worked in primary previously and now work as an SEN Teacher in a school for children with PLD. My long term goal is to become a specialist teacher, advising mainstream schools how to support SEN children. I am not sure on the best way into a role like this or what additional qualifications I would need. If you have any advice I would very much appreciate it.
     
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I think ( but stand to be corrected ) that these roles are few and far between. I once had two seconded posts - SEND (part time ) and then Assessment ( full time ). Lovely jobs and I learnt a lot. For the SEND post it was sufficient that my own school was a bit of leading light in the LA and quite innovative in its approaches. I suspect also that I had some street cried working and bring successful with very challenging students. I did some elements of an Inclusion Masters for the theory on which to base the practice but no long term specialist qualification although I did have NPQH and a Dip PGCE. I had case studies and articles published again based on the practices of my setting. This too helped in establishing that I knew my stuff. Have a look and see what kind of positions are on offer out there and then maybe tailor your expectations accordingly ?
     
  3. Thank you.
     

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