In Birmingham there are many educational places to take SEN students. One place where you could visit is The National Sea Life Centre, as it allows students to learn the different species and facts about them, whilst walking around and seeing the sea life creatures. Another educational place in Birmingham to visit is the Museum and Art Gallery. This is because they support subject areas across the national curriculum from early years to further education. Also, you could visit the Thinktank. It's Birmingham's award winning science museum and offers everything from steam engines, talking robots and chocolate wrapping machines. You will also find hands-on exhibits and historical collections.
A special educational needs and disability teacher is someone who’s employed to work with children and young people who have learning, emotional, mental and physical disabilities. SEN support jobs are an incredibly rewarding employment choice of patient, calm and supportive people. Flourish Education offer special educational needs jobs in schools, SEN schools, pupil referral units and nurseries.
Some children and young people with SEN may have a disability which does not affect their ability to learn but might stop them from being able to do certain day-to-day things, with the right support children and young adults with SEN can achieve well and make a successful transition into adulthood, whether its higher education or employment.
There are a few SEN Schools within Birmingham rated Ofsted Outstanding such as The Pines Special School and Hamilton School.
Entry requirements to be a SEN Teacher
To become a special educational needs teacher, you’ll need:
What you’ll do as a SEN Teacher
You’ll have to work with a range of children. These range from children with general learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, physical difficulties, hearing or visual impairments and children with challenging emotions or behaviour. You may teach whole classes, individual pupils or small groups, often supported by a teaching assistant.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
As a SEN teacher you will have many duties including teaching national curriculum subjects, helping pupils develop self-confidence and independence, preparing lessons and teaching materials, marking and assessing work, talking to parents and careers about a child’s progression, attending meetings and training workshops and also organising outings, social activities and sporting events.
Salary of a SEN teacher
When starting out, SEN teachers range from £24,500 to £35,000. Then as they get more experienced, they range from £38,500 to £41,250 and finally when they are highly experienced SEN teachers range from £43,000 to £63,250. However these figures are just a guide as they include SEN allowances of £2,085 to £4,116 and your salary will depend on where you are based, your class size and your responsibilities
Career path of a SEN Teacher
You could become the SEN coordinator or head of department. You could even progress into a deputy head or head teacher at a special needs school.
We understand the difficulties of special needs jobs within education however it is a rewarding job which comes with pleasing opportunities working with those with severe and complex needs and social and emotional difficulties.
SEN students can get help off SEN teachers from when they are born to the age of 25 as long as they are in education or training. The support received by a child or young person with a learning disability will vary significantly depending on their individual needs,
Our Flourish Education SEN consultants have a range of teachers looking for day to day, temporary, long term and permanent roles in SEN teaching. Start turning your passion into a profession if you feel like you have the skills and the heart to be a SEN school teacher, contact us today on 0300 303 3227.