Hi all, Apologies if this has already been discussed, (I have searched the forums but could not find anything). I qualified as a secondary PE teacher last year, prior to that I was a SEN teaching assistant in a secondary school. Since completing my PGCE I have gained a post 16 teaching role. In this role I am teaching BTEC sport, which is an incredibly prescriptive teaching route and is dampening my creativity and motivation towards teaching. In my former role as a teaching assistant and throughout my PGCE I loved working with SEN students and felt I had an aptitude and the creativity to engage SEN students with a range of SEN needs. I also found it much more rewarding and felt i was able to be fully creative and immersive with my teaching. I am looking to transition into becoming a classroom teacher in an SEN school. I have researched a lot online and looked at person specs and job descriptions and it states that the qualification requirements are a PGCE and degree etc. I am posting to see if people have made the transition from being a subject specialist secondary teacher to becoming a teacher in a Special/SEN school and if people could tell me what I could be doing to gain experience and put myself in a good position to gain such a role. I.e, are their any online training courses you would recommend, experiences, reading etc that would develop my knowledge in this area. In addition any information surrounding the environment in a Special/SEN school and how they differ, both positively and negatively from mainstream school environments. As I currently work in a unique educational setting, I am able to take holiday during term time and am hoping to take some time to go shadow lessons over a week long period in a special school to develop myself in this area. Any help would be much appreciated, as would pointing me in the direction of other similar posts that I may have missed.