Bearsnecesities · 27/01/2022 20:21
I am looking to re-train to become a SEN teacher and I am not sure what route to take.
I have a university degree from abroad and it's been recognised as a standard degree in the uk, so do I just need to do 1 year or 4?
Also, how do I know what university course to pick and how sure can I be to find a job in what I am looking to specialise?
wonderstuff · 27/01/2022 20:30
I’m an SEN teacher, I have a PGCE in secondary Geography and I took an SEN job a few years after I qualified and I now hold a postgraduate certificate in educational testing and the National SENDCo award.
I would start by thinking where you want to teach, I worked as a TA for a year before teacher training and that was really valuable experience deciding which age I wanted to teach before I took the plunge. Teacher training is really challenging, there are lots of routes but I would recommend working as an LSA or TA first in the type of school you’re interested in as a first step.
purpledagger · 27/01/2022 20:40
I work in education and schools and colleges are crying out for SEN teachers. If you got a job as a teaching assistant/learning support worker and proved your worth, they may put you through the training.
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