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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).
Knowing where to turn for help and advice before you start your student placement and first teaching job will assist you to thrive, not just survive. This handy booklet - new for 2013 - not only includes tips on things like finding your first teaching job, settling in during the first few weeks, parents' evenings and writing reports, but also answers commonly asked questions and explains how ATL can help and support you. This edition replaces two previous ATL publications, Into the Classroom and Ready, steady, teach!, which were specifically for student teachers and newly qualified teachers respectively.