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SEN Teaching

Special Educational Needs (SEN) teachers and Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants (SENTA) help children and young people who require extra support with their learning in a primary school classroom setting. They work within mainstream schools, be that in a mixed class or special class, or based in special schools geared towards aiding SEN learners.

SEN Teachers & SEN Teaching Assistants will be responsible for students with:

  • Visual or hearing impairment
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or part-time career path, our dedicated team is equipped with the contacts and resources to help source an SEN teaching vacancy to suit your needs – contact our team to discuss your needs further.

Great daily
rates

Multi-cultural environment

9.8/10 rating on RMTA

SEN Teaching

Special Educational Needs (SEN) teachers and Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants (SENTA) help children and young people who require extra support with their learning in a primary school classroom setting. They work within mainstream schools, be that in a mixed class or special class, or based in special schools geared towards aiding SEN learners.

SEN Teachers & SEN Teaching Assistants will be responsible for students with:

  • Visual or hearing impairment
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or part-time career path, our dedicated team is equipped with the contacts and resources to help source an SEN teaching vacancy to suit your needs – contact our team to discuss your needs further.

Why Red Box?

We have many years of experience sourcing a variety of teaching roles in London, including long and short-term with the potential to be taken on permanently in schools across the capital.

Our friendly team works closely with our clients to ensure we understand their unique needs and requirements – no two job searches will be the same, and we understand that each individual candidate will have different values.

With our breadth of experience, our team is more than happy to provide professional advice on guidance if you are unsure about anything throughout your teaching career. If you are new to London, we are on hand to offer any location and transport details should you require them.

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What Does the Role Involve?

Red Box often recruits for SENTA’s. Depending on the type of SEN role you have, you may be supporting one student at a time or small groups within classes.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • prepare learning materials under the supervision of the class teacher
  • work inside or outside the classroom with individuals or groups with learning needs
  • adapt support according to the needs of individuals
  • look after children’s physical, social and emotional welfare
  • create a stimulating environment
  • work with professionals such as speech and language therapists and physiotherapists
  • provide a safe and healthy environment and follow safeguarding procedures
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What Qualifications & Skills Do I Need?

If you are looking for your first SENTA position in London, it is important to make sure you have the relevant qualifications and experience – there are various routes and options available, something our teaching agency will be able to offer guidance with.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • active listening skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answer to some frequently asked questions about working as an SEN teacher, including skills and qualifications.

It takes about 4 years to become a fully qualified SEN teacher. You’ll need to get your degree, relevant experience, and Qualified Teacher Status. After all of this, you can start applying to teaching agencies and get help searching for teaching jobs working with SEN Students.

Becoming an SEN teacher is incredibly rewarding. It comes with its challenges at times, but it really pays off. Whether you’re working in a specialist SEN school or a mainstream school, SEN teaching is very valuable and important in the community.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) teachers help SEN pupils and young people who require extra support with their learning within a classroom setting. SEN teachers can work within mainstream schools, be that in small groups or mixed classes, or they can work in SEN schools. An SEN Support Teacher will be responsible for students with: 

  • Visual or hearing impairment 
  • Challenging behaviour or emotional problems 
  • Specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia,
  • Mild to moderate learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities & Sensory Impairments

In most schools, to become an SEN teacher, it is essential to be a qualified teacher within a mainstream school, but it is not always essential. SEN teachers can also work in colleges and sixth forms. Extra specialised SEN teacher training courses that you’ve completed will always help make you stand out from the crowd and further support your commitment to professional development. So, if you’re looking to become an SEN teacher, try to get as much relevant experience as you can, from lesson planning to adaptive teaching methods.

Some of the most important skills for an SEN teacher are:

  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity

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