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SEN Teaching Assistant role 11-19 years

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by InfraRed2015, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. InfraRed2015

    InfraRed2015 New commenter

    Hey all

    I am looking at applying for the above job role and I wondered if I could get a bit of advice.
    I am 32 and have a PGCE to teach Art and Design to ages 16 +. In 2008 I did my placement in a college and was hired as a part time instructor to teach with other duties such as classroom support for teachers and technician style duties. I stayed there until 2011 and then landed an amazing full time role in 2012 as a pastoral learning mentor for another further education college. During my time here I was promoted to a dual role of learning mentor and personal tutor. I left in 2014 when I began a part time Masters course in Art Therapy. I didn't want to leave the college but my contract wouldn't allow me to drop a day to travel to University to study. I have also had about 6 months experience as an adult mental health support worker in the past year. I forgot to mention that my only experience with children is when I ran a creative arts workshop for children between 5 and 10. Other than that, I have never worked with schoolchildren below 16-apart from looking after my nieces.

    I really want to get back into working in an educational environment; I also think that working with SEN could assist me in my own personal learning and that my studies would help my job role, especially as I have seen so many case studies where art therapy has helped children with SEN.

    I just wondered do I stand a chance at getting an interview? I love helping young people and seeing the progress they make.

    Thank you :)
  2. Findlotte

    Findlotte Established commenter

    I don't see you struggling.

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