Tradewind Recruitment provide a range of SEN teaching roles across Birmingham ranging from beginner level jobs to more senior roles, with something to suit all candidates. The responsibilities involved in different SEN teaching positions mean that you might work one to one with an individual in a mainstream class, or with a small group of individuals in a separate special needs class. Let Tradewind Recruitment take the stress out of your job hunt and find your perfect SEN teacher role in Birmingham.
Becoming an SEN teacher will often involve dealing with challenging behaviour and teaching in a range of settings. Teaching is a very rewarding job that not only allows you to help others grow but also gives you an opportunity to develop your own skills. There are plenty of challenges to being a SEN Teacher; the ideal candidate will have patience, be able to deal with difficult situations effectively, and provide empathy to pupils whilst being enthusiastic and maintaining a positive outlook. You must have a passionate desire to help children who are less able than their peers.
SEN Teaching jobs across Birmingham
There are a variety of SEN jobs which means you could be working with pupils who are physically disabled, emotionally vulnerable, or who have learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Autism or Downs Syndrome. As a SEN Teacher, you will be responsible for setting and then help students with tasks, answering any questions they may have. You will be working with pupils who have difficulty with tasks involving reading, writing, and numeracy skills. These pupils might find it hard to understand certain instructions, or to process the information given to them. Pupils might have behavioural, sensory, or physical needs that you will need to cater to.
As an SEN Teacher, you will be there to emotionally support children as well as help them with their school work, providing comfort, empathy and a helping hand when needed, ultimately giving pupils someone to turn to. The responsibilities of a SEN Teacher vary through each setting. If you are working in a Special Needs School you could be teaching a whole class with a specific set of needs; if you are teaching in a Mainstream School you might just be helping a handful of individuals. Get in touch with Tradewind Birmingham to land your dream SEN role today!
Job responsibilities include:
- Preparing lesson plans according to the needs of the pupils.
- Keeping development programmes for each pupil, monitoring development.
- Using specialist learning equipment.
- Attending meetings with parents/guardians and other staff members.
- Attending training days.
- Liaising and working well with other staff members, social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists.
- Organising and attending activities outside of the classroom for the students.
To become a SEN Teacher there are a number of pathways you can take, such as a Bachelor of Education Degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. You can take part in the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, the Graduate Teacher Programme (which is ‘on the job’ training) and the Registered Teacher Programme.
- Having a good sense of humour goes a long way
- Have great patience and empathy
- Be able to work in a team and one-to-one
- Deal with challenging behaviour
What can I do to improve my prospects?
Give yourself the advantage over other candidates and take part in the regular specialist workshops run at Tradewind Recruitment. Get in touch with our Tradewind Birmingham team for more information!
To get a SEN teaching role you must have the correct qualifications, pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check (you will need this to be able to work with children). You must also obtain suitable references from your previous employment. We have our friendly team members in our local offices in Sheffield, Preston, Nottingham, Manchester, London, Hull, Bristol, Birmingham and more, who are here to help your career progress.