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
our LONDON TEAM
Leah Huy has been with Engage since March 2018. She started as an Executive Consultant and is now one of our two SEND leaders.
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
"My introduction to the world of working with Autistic Children was through Engage, I cannot describe how helpful and how much confidence my Engage consultant gave me through her transparency, wealth of information and sheer availability. Any problems I’ve had (which were very few) my consultant went above and beyond to help and in each individual case was resolved by the end of the working day if not sooner."
"Our consultant has supplied our school with teachers and TAs for ten years and always delivers. She is always upbeat and positive and is a pleasure to work with; thank you!"
"I have never worked for an agency before so Engage was my first, I would absolutely recommend joining Engage education as it has been the best experience for me starting from my application to landing a job and all thanks to my consultant . She has been and still is nothing less than one of the most helpful people I have ever met. I was so nervous getting my first job in an SEND school and she made sure to make my experience during interviews and trial days as enjoyable as possible."
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)
speech & language difficulties
mental health needs
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
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
Discover exciting career opportunities, challenges and rewards when you work with us. Connect with our SEND team by registering today:
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