I'm looking to retrain after being a primary teacher. ( another one!) I'd still like to be involved in schools somehow but maybe either by visiting schools or working within a school but not as a teacher. Apart from school staff, who comes into your school regularly? Apart from the cleaner...
I taught in special and mainstream schools working with children with challenging behaviour and then PRUs/ESBD schools; it was a natural progression as I was very interested in improving educational outcomes for Looked After Children. The job came up, I applied and was successful- and I love it.
It's interesting that you are in Kent, as they have a very high concentration of children in the care of other local authorities. They have a relatively well funded Virtual School- website here.
As tethersend says, the way things are organised in different LAs very considerably.... although I suppose it will end up the same once Gove has stripped them all back to the bone.
Anyway... Ed Psychs, Communication and Autism Team, Behaviour Support Service, Learning Difficulties Team, VI Team, HI Team, SaLT, quite a lot of local schools but in a charity which does a lot of work around emotional stuff - from bereavement to bullying, LACEs staff,
Thethersend, yes. I have worked with LAC but only in a mainstream setting. I'm unsure of what I'd need to do, training or otherwise, to be able to get into this area. The kent virtual website is fab. Thanks for the link. I can contact them for advice too.