New to SEN - here's what to expect!
I've had a few messages from people who are moving into SEN for the first time so I thought I'd put together a post that not only helps others to get their heads around what will be involved in that role but also the learning opportunities available...there are many!
I remember as a young teacher myself (many moons ago) just wanting to have my own class. Subbing as a SET wasn't attractive to me at all...so I get it. And given the choice, it is better if you can get into the classroom your first year out. It will help to know what's typical for a particular age and get to know why it is easy for some and not so easy for others.
That being said and this probably sounds contradictory but going into the role of SET early in your career will hand down make you a better class teacher when you return to the classroom. You will be better able to cater to those pupils with SEN and you will be better able to identify those with emerging needs. You will also better understand the role of the SET in supporting your class...it could make for a super working relationship.