Looking for special education needs (SEN) jobs in Cheshire, Merseyside, or across the North West?
Exclusive Education has long established relationships with a number of Special Schools across the North West, being the agency of choice for many of these schools. We have great links with schools in Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and all surrounding areas. We are constantly placing teachers, supply teachers, cover supervisors in jobs in great schools for short and long term education jobs.
Due to this and our outstanding reputation with Special Schools, we consistently have a high demand for Special Needs Teachers and Special Needs Teaching Assistants.
What is an SEN teacher?
The Prospects website, specially designed to help millions to make the right career choice, describes SEN as:
A special educational needs (SEN) teacher is specifically employed to work with children and young people who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.
SEN teachers may work with individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (i.e. hearing or visual), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs, or have a combination of these difficulties.
A SEN teacher may also work with gifted and talented individuals.
A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.
What does an SEN teacher do?
The work of a SEN teacher is often challenging and varied and may involve:
- teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside the class;
- preparing lessons and resources;
- marking and assessing work;
- developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils;
- using special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning;
- using specialist skills, such as teaching Braille to pupils with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments;
- collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum;
- assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupils’ special needs;
- working with the head teacher and governing body to ensure that the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) are met in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements;
- liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists;
- working closely with parents and guardians;
- organising learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events;
- assisting in severely disabled pupils’ personal care/medical needs;
- administration, including updating and maintaining records of pupils’ progress;
- attending statutory annual reviews or other related meetings, such as Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, regarding students with a SEN, which may involve reviewing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans;
- receiving in-service training;
- behaviour management.
The roles we offer supporting SEN pupils are both within mainstream schools as well as Special Schools.
Our mainstream SEN roles involve working with pupils who have a statement of Special Educational Need or those who have been identified as needing additional support. We also work with a number of Special School who cater for pupils across the SEN spectrum. The types of Special Schools we work with include:
To read more about the roles and responsibilities of our SEN candidates, click here