Teaching opportunities in Oxford
£110 - £145 per day
- Are you currently teaching in a mainstream school and supporting children with additional or special needs?
- Do you wish that you could spend a more time with these students to help them achieve the best possible outcomes during their time in education?
Making a move from mainstream education into special needs education may sound daunting, but as a qualified teacher you will already have the skills you will need.
In a special needs school you will find that students will have a variety of needs ranging from physical disabilities such as hearing, sight or speech impairment or they may have behavioural or learning difficulties such as autism, dyslexia or ADHD.
Equally, as a teacher in a specialist provision you will work with exceptionally gifted and talented pupils who are challenged by a mainstream learning environment.
If you have the ingenuity to find ways to effectively stimulate your pupils' learning and development process and differentiate work to support their individual needs this role could be ideal for you.
A number of our clients have children who find difficulty in communicating their emotions, so it will be up to you to sense any underlying problems and deal with them accordingly. Thus, it is essential you maintain highly sensitive and responsive approach when it comes to working out how best to support your students learning and development.
As an SEN teacher you will still teach national curriculum subjects, mark and discuss work, prepare lessons and teaching materials, liaise with other professionals such as other teachers and medical staff, and work alongside the parents to help develop students' confidence and abilities.
Patience and understanding, are the essential traits, every SEN teacher needs to have to thrive at their work. You will also need to be an excellent communicator, an organised, and creative team player to meet the responsibility of the job.
Aside from common teaching skills - communication, patience, teamwork, leadership, organisation - you will also need to have a calming nature. SEN pupils can become distressed and to teach them properly you need to be able to keep them calm.
Experience of working with vulnerable people or those who need extra care to reach their full potential is always highly beneficial.
Our Thames Valley North SEN team have a few different teaching positions at the moment in the Oxfordshire area. If you are still unsure please call for a chat and we can discuss the opportunities available.
Posted 12 days ago