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Work In SEND

At Engage, we’re recruiting for enthusiastic and committed education professionals to work in both SEND schools and mainstream schools as SEND Teachers, Learning Support Assistants (LSA) and Teaching Assistants (TA). We understand the complexities that Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) schools have and the impact these schools have on students not just in the classroom but in the students’ daily lives and futures.

Four Areas Of Need

Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) is the umbrella term for all school children who experience significant difficulties in learning.

SEND teachers work with children who need extra support, whether that be in a mainstream school or a school which specialises in particular SEND provisions. There are four broad areas of need in SEND, although many children will have multiple needs that span these.


Sensory & Physical Needs

This area includes those with Hearing Impairments, Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual and Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Impairments and General Physical Disabilities including Hypermobility and other medical needs.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Learners requiring support in SEMH might have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Attachment and Anxiety disorders, OCD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder or other behavioural disorders.

Cognition & Learning

Children who fall into this area could have moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities. Dyslexia and Dyspraxia also fall into this area.


Communication & Interaction

Disorders that affect a persons ability to interact with others, this includes Speech and Language communication needs, Aspergers, Autism and individuals with developmental delays


Leah Huy has been with Engage since March 2018. She started as an Executive Consultant and is now one of our two SEND leaders.

Leah’s Jobs & Bio

Grace Lampard is a Senior SEND Consultant who recruits for East and North West London. She’s been with us for 3 years.

Grace’s Jobs & Bio

Parth Patel is your SEND consultant for recruitment across West London & Berkshire – he’s passionate about Special Needs and helping to inspire the next generation.

Parth’s Bio and Jobs

Zack Neal is a SEND Trainee Recruitment Consultant. He’s previously worked in a Primary school within the SEND sector.

Zack’s Jobs & Bio

Matthew Marlow is a SEND consultant at Engage Education, mainly working with SEND schools and resource bases within South West London and Surrey.

Matthew’s Jobs & Bio

Helena Culliney is a senior managing consultant here at Engage, with 8 years of SEND specialist recruitment experience. Helena mainly works with schools across North East London and Southwark

Helena’s Jobs & Bio

Esme Rix is a dedicated, passionate, and supportive SEND specialist consultant. she works closely with schools across Surrey, to recruit suitable professionals to support the needs and learning outcomes of pupils with disabilities and special educational needs.

Esme’s Jobs & Bio


Steven Denvers has over 7 years of experience supporting a range of schools across the North of England. He began supporting mainstream schools but for the past 6 years have focused entirely on SEN schools and specialist provisions

Steven’s Bio and Jobs

Hey, I’m Nina! I recently joined Engage in May 2022, previously I worked in Primary Education for several years.

Nina’s Bio and Jobs

Hi, I’m Ben, a SEND consultant at Engage Education, mainly working with SEND schools based in Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield. Previously, I worked as a secondary English teacher on the south coast and have spent time volunteering for my local primary school!

Ben’s Bio and Jobs

SEND Training

Our qualified Team Teach trainers are available to train you on de-escalation strategies and physical intervention, so you feel confident in any setting or scenario.

We run regular Team Teach events as part of our commitment to training and development.


Your role as a SEND teacher

Working with students who have special needs and disabilities has its own unique challenges but is also uniquely rewarding. When you embark on your SEND teaching journey, you’ll spend more one-on-one time with the children you teach, and experience the joy of having an impact not only on their education but also on their future outside of school.

Types of SEN School

SEN schools usually operate in a single specialism, such as:

  • sensory impairment (i.e. visual or hearing)
  • physical disability
  • learning difficulties
  • speech & language difficulties
  • mental health needs
  • developmental disabilities

SEN Teacher requirements

SEN Teachers will be required to:

  • pay attention to each student’s specific abilities and needs
  • learn specialist skills, such as Braille or Sign Language
  • learn to use specialist equipment and facilities
  • work closely with parents and care teams
  • assist with meeting personal care and medical needs

Engage Benefits

Working as an SEN teacher with Engage means you qualify for all of our exclusive benefits, including:

  • Tailored CPD sessions covering various SEN topics and helpful skills
  • 24/7 mental health & wellbeing support to help with the specific challenges of SEN teaching
  • One-to-one professional support from former SLT teachers

Register Today

Discover exciting career opportunities, challenges and rewards when you work with us. Connect with our SEND team by registering today: