Tradewind Recruitment work with dozens of schools with SEN Jobs in London. We offer a range of roles for Teachers and Teaching Assistants, from entry to more senior levels. A SEN Teacher could find themselves working with SEN pupils in a mainstream class, or in a specialist school.
When you become a SEN Teacher you will need to be able to deal with difficult situations, possess huge amounts of patience and understanding, appreciating your students’ needs and helping them to learn. You will need to manage challenging behaviour. The perfect candidate should have the desire to help those who are more academically and socially disadvantaged. You’ll be working with pupils who may be physically disabled, have sensory difficulties, be emotionally vulnerable or have a learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, Autism or ADHD.
SEN Teaching Assistant jobs across London
As a SEN Teacher, you’ll support children who have difficulties with reading, writing and numeracy, difficulties with understanding and processing information, or have sensory and physical needs. Not only will you be helping the children, but you will be able to grow and develop as an individual, learning new things every day as you progress in your SEN Job.
You will be a source of academic, social and emotional support to the individuals you support. Depending on what type of SEN Job you are looking for, your role could vary greatly. You could be preparing lessons and resources for a whole class or adapting a lesson plan for certain individuals. You may encounter difficulties with communication or processing information, and so you will need to develop ways to overcome this and ensure pupil progress. If this is something that sounds of interest, get in touch will us today!
Job Roles as a SEN Teacher
- Prepare lessons and resources or adapt a lesson plan according to the needs of your pupil.
- Mark and assess work, noting the development of individuals and working with parents/guardians.
- Use specialist learning equipment when needed.
- Attend reviews and meetings with staff and governing bodies, as well as attend training days.
- Liaise with social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists.
- Organise and attend activities outside of the classroom.
- Manage behaviour
Qualifications to become a SEN Teacher
To become a SEN Teacher you will need to be a qualified teacher with teaching experience. There are many qualifications you can get to become a SEN Teacher. You can study for either a Bachelor of Education (BEd) Degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. You can also take part in the School Centred Initial Teacher Training, Teach First, the Graduate Teacher Programme and the Registered Teacher Programme.
- Patience, empathy, and understanding
- Have great team working skills
- Possess a positive outlook and professional enthusiasm
- Have a sense of humour
- Flexible and be able to manage challenging behaviour
What can I do to improve my prospects?
To get your dream SEN Job you must be able to pass the necessary skills tests and possess the appropriate qualifications, as well as pass a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). You must have relevant experience working within a school environment, having experience in a special needs school or helping children who have special needs can give you an edge over other candidates.
Here at Tradewind Recruitment we regularly run teaching workshops that can help you land your dream SEN Job in London. Get in touch with our outstanding team here at Tradewind Recruitment for more information! 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.