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Would you work in a school for children with extreme challenging behaviour?

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manyhands Sun 29-Sep-13 22:16:12

Asking for the wisdom of Mumsnet. Visited a very good school, great team, interesting but the children have exceedingly challenging behaviour (think 2:1 staff ratios) and very profound learning needs. It appeals because I'm really to move out of the Ofsted pressure and one size fits all in mainstream. But I would witness a greal deal of violent behaviour on a very regular basis. Thoughts?

manyhands Sun 20-Oct-13 08:16:26

I've got an interview for the school tomorrow.

hotbot Sun 20-Oct-13 09:18:32

No, dh did it and it nearly destroyed him. He felt he was behav. Managing all the time ,understandingly and not teaching, which he loves.

anothernamechangerreally Sun 20-Oct-13 09:56:19

Good luck! I did a placement at an BESD school at uni and loved it!

uselessinformation Sun 20-Oct-13 18:29:07

It depends on the team and there needs to be strong boundaries in place. Also you should be taught deescalation and appropriate physical intervention strategies. Whatever anyone says, you do not have to accept physical abuse and if it happens you have the same right as anyone else to report to the police, regardless of the fact that it happened in school.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 20-Oct-13 19:18:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bigTillyMint Tue 22-Oct-13 21:42:04

Manyhands, just seen this - how did it go?

saintlyjimjams Tue 22-Oct-13 21:45:30

I have three children. One attends an SLD school including challenging behaviours as part of its remit. I'd far rather work there than either of my other kids mainstream schools (nice schools though they are). Prefer the atmosphere of an SLD school.

manyhands Wed 23-Oct-13 07:48:50

I won't find out until next Monday as they are interviewing over two days, I think I did my best but don't really have the specialist knowledge for the post.

manyhands Wed 23-Oct-13 21:48:43

I've been offered a job in a mainstream school which I accepted. Thanks for all your advice.

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