What Is a SEND Teacher?
What Is a SEND Teacher?
A SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Teacher is a qualified and experienced professional who works alongside students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
The main role of a SEND Teacher is to provide effective support and education to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, ensuring that they have access to the same opportunities and resources as their peers.
SEND Teachers may work in a range of educational settings, including mainstream schools, specialist SEND schools or further education colleges.
SEND Teachers are highly skilled professionals who work closely with other professionals, including Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Educational Psychologists, to create personalised learning plans that meet the unique needs of individual students.
SEND Teachers may use a range of teaching methods, resources, and technology to support their students' learning and development within a school setting.
They may also be required to support families and caregivers to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to aid their child's learning and development at home.
What Are the Responsibilities of a SEND Teacher?
A SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Teacher plays a crucial role in supporting students with a wide range of learning disabilities and special educational needs. Their responsibilities can vary depending on the specific needs of their students and the educational setting, but generally include the assessment and individualised education plans, instructional planning and adaptation, classroom management and specialised teaching.
SEND teachers play a vital role in promoting the educational and social development of students with disabilities. Their work requires patience, flexibility, and a deep commitment to helping each student reach their fullest potential.
While working as a SEND Teacher, you will be required to:
- Provide effective education to students with special educational needs.
- Work alongside other professionals such as Speech Therapists and Educational Psychologists.
- Plan and prepare day to day lessons for students and small groups of individuals.
- Complete general administration tasks such as marking books and completing reports.
- Provide support to families of students with special educational needs.
- Organise and attend trips and outings for students.
- Monitor the social, physical and emotional welfare of students.
- Understand a range of learning difficulties and disabilities to maintain a personal approach to teaching.
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