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Where are the jobs?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by pastoralchris, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. pastoralchris

    pastoralchris New commenter

    Both me and my other half are job hunting 'up north' and finding SEN teaching jobs is proving a challenge (I'm in inclusion so there's more out there for me). Not many on tes, a few more on council sites but that's a real chore. Agencies are all over the general job sites claims hundreds of positions available in the north west. Is there somewhere else worth looking for positions or should we be dipping our toes in the agency pool? Any advice appreciated.
  2. Boogum

    Boogum New commenter

    Hi Chris. Where do you mean by "Up North" - the term seems to cover more than half the country to so many people. Are you meaning Cumbria / Borders / Northumberland / Tyne and Wear/ Durham/ or further south like Yorkshire/ Lancashire or even midlands ? I think each region has it's own favorite place to advertise. And very few jobs too. I know several schools are making staff redundant due to funding cuts (but no decrease in pupil numbers).
  3. pastoralchris

    pastoralchris New commenter

    We aren't limiting ourselves too much given we are both looking. We are relatively open minded but preferably around Merseyside/north west as that is where extended family are based. Of course this gives us scope in Cheshire, Manchester etc.
  4. Buttercream

    Buttercream New commenter

  5. R13

    R13 Occasional commenter

    We have a recruitment crisis here in the south! I would say it is the biggest challenge to running a first rate school where I am, a lack of candidates for teaching posts
  6. pastoralchris

    pastoralchris New commenter

    Hoping the rush for September will happen soon in the north west, another week of trawling the council sites, tes etc with no success, since Christmas there has been 1 OK job. Can't believe a talented, experienced SEN teacher could struggle to move schools.
  7. sockknittingtubes

    sockknittingtubes New commenter

    I am a very experienced SEN teacher and struggling to get any work in Suffolk - love to hear form anyone else.
  8. pastoralchris

    pastoralchris New commenter

    I feel your pain, another week has gone by and no jobs. SEN schools seem to be doing OK in this teacher recruitment crisis.
  9. lorrainep1957

    lorrainep1957 New commenter

    You could try Axcis Recruitment - they are a specialist recruitment agency for SEN posts - there is an office in Liverpool http://www.axcis.co.uk/
  10. senlady

    senlady Senior commenter

    Depends what exactly you are looking for as an SEN job and I know you mentioned NW but I am aware of a few NE SEN jobs advertised at the moment

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