There are many educational places to visit in Staffordshire. One of these places is Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre. The visitor centre has a hands on approach to history. They offer role play to students to encourage and stimulate team building, drama, art and language skills, whilst building their historical knowledge. Another educational place to visit is The Ancient High House. The Ancient High House offers school tours from key stage 1 through to 3. The tours are tailored to meet the national curriculum in a variety of subjects.
A special education 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 is one SEN School in Staffordshire rated Ofsted Outstanding- Greenhall Nursery.
Entry requirements to become 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
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 within Staffordshire. 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.