Special Educational Needs (SEN) is an area that includes many different positions. Special Education Needs Coordinators, SEN Teachers and Learning Support Assistants are all centred around developing an inclusive atmosphere and helping to support and progress students with learning difficulties or physical disablement

Some of the challenges these students face are Autism, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, deafness, blindness, ADHD, ADD Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties as well as many more physical or psychological challenges.

The SEN team are involved in a number of tasks across the school, for example:

  • Teaching these students as either individuals, or in small groups, both inside and outside the class.
  • Preparing resources and lessons: this can mean using special equipment, facilities and resources or adapting current resources.
  • Adapting conventional teaching methods and creating individual learning plans to meet the needs of SEN pupils through collaboration with Class Teachers; this can mean using specialist skills, such as teaching Braille, sign language or lip reading
  • Attending statutory annual reviews, training events and other relevant meetings to keep up with the latest SEN developments e.g. Looked After Child (LAC) reviews.
  • Assessing children who may have short or long-term learning difficulties and may have an SEN requirement.
  • Organising activities outside of school such as community visits, school trips or sporting events.
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