SEND school settings
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools are specifically for children and young people whose capacity to learn is affected by their behaviours or ability to socialise, their reading and writing skills, their cognition, learning difficulties, concentration levels and/or sensory or physical needs.
There is a high demand for SEND teaching professionals throughout the UK, so if you have a compassionate nature and are passionate about working with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities, then a SEND school may be the ideal work environment for you.
A lot of children with SEND will attend their local, mainstream school with specific individual support, often from a designated Teaching Assistant, to ensure they reach their full educational potential.
On the other hand, children with multiple SEND will generally attend schools that are designed to cater for their specific learning needs. These children will need support with their communication, interaction with others, cognition, and learning. They may also have social, emotional, mental health, sensory and physical needs. The curriculum in a SEND school is very different from that of a mainstream school and most pupils learn through play and sensory activities.