Going on a Special School ITT Placement by @simonknight100

Name: Simon Knight
Twitter: @simonknight100
Sector:  Special School
Subject: All subjects
Position: Deputy Headteacher
5 Bits of Advice About: Going on a special school ITT placement

  1. Try and visit your class in advance of the start of the placement. Address any concerns with your class teacher or tutor before you start.
  2. Read the behaviour policy and make sure you stick to it, seeking guidance from the classroom staff where necessary.
  3. Don’t make presumptions about the pupils, particularly regarding diagnostic labels. They are all individuals and should be treated as such.
  4. Don’t expect to be as competent in Special as you are in Mainstream straight away. This can be frustrating but is completely normal. You will pick it up quickly.
  5. It can seem very different at times, so if you are concerned about something, don’t go home without talking it though. We were all new to it once.
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