A webinar for futures teachers successfully showcased the rewards of the profession, supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in the city.
Teach Portsmouth presents special educational needs teaching was streamed live on Wednesday 20 October through Zoom video conferencing. The webinar was aimed at people looking to specialise in this area as well as inspiring graduates to consider a career in teaching.
Councillor Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council said:
“Teaching is a rewarding career for many reasons as you are helping children and young people reach their full potential. The most important takeaway from this webinar, is regardless of what age group you teach, every teacher is a teacher of special educational needs and/or disabilities.
“The professionals who spoke during the webinar work in primary, secondary and specialist settings which gave attendees a realistic picture of what it is like to work in a school or academy in Portsmouth.”
The webinar showcased the type of roles available in local schools and academies to help pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This included how a teacher or learning support assistant may help children and young people in small groups as well as the role of a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) who is responsible for managing a setting’s day to day provision.
The webinar series was created as a way to reach people further afield than Portsmouth, who might be interested in working in the city’s schools and academies. Each webinar provides a top-level view of teaching with the latest series focusing on specialisms within the profession.
A second webinar is planned for January, focusing on early years professionals and the exciting careers people can apply for in the city.
Teach Portsmouth’s latest webinar on special education needs teaching is now available to watch online.
Explore Portsmouth SEND Local Offer
If you are a professional working with children and young people in Portsmouth aged 0 – 25 years old with SEND, visit the Portsmouth SEND Local Offer website for resources.