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SEND Teacher

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Start date: 12 Jun 2019
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE11156313
  • Branch: West Midlands Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Sam Wilsdon
  • Call: 01902 313 822
Job description
As a special educational needs (SEN) teacher you'll 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.

You 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.

You 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.

Responsibilities
As an SEN teacher, you'll need to:

teach either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside, the class
prepare lessons and resources
mark and assess work
develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils
use special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning
use specialist skills, such as teaching Braille to pupils with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments
collaborate with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum
assess children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and work with colleagues to identify individual pupils' special needs
work 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
liaise with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists
work closely with parents and guardians
organise learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events
assist in severely disabled pupils' personal care/medical needs
carry out administrative tasks, including updating and maintaining records of pupils' progress
attend statutory annual reviews or other related meetings, such as Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, regarding students with an SEN, which may involve reviewing education, health and care (EHC) plans
attend in-service training
manage behaviour.

Salary
New entrants to teaching in England and Wales begin on the main salary scale, which starts at £23,720, rising incrementally to £35,008. Teachers working within inner and outer London areas, as well as the London fringe area, receive additional allowances.
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