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This is because the majority of children with special educational needs receive the help they need from classroom teachers in mainstream schools rather than being taught in a special school.
If you have any pupils in your class in special learning needs, you are advised to try and read up on how you can best support them so that your lessons flow as well as possible.
To help you meet these challenges, these pages offer you the latest information on SEN and provide links to relevant sites.
You should also download a copy of ATL's publication, Achievement for all: working with children who have special educational needs in mainstream schools and colleges (pdf file).
Your first teaching job marks an incredibly exciting time ahead but as well as excitement you may also feel apprehension.You certainly won't be alone in this. Knowing where to turn for help and advice before you start work will assist you to thrive, not just survive, in this all-important year. That’s why we’ve created this booklet for you. Not only does it include tips on things like parents’ evenings, writing reports or disciplining pupils, it also guides you through the various ways ATL can provide advice and support.