This webinar will aim to introduce some of the options and career paths available for those that want to follow a SEN route.
Many of you would not have considered ‘careers in SEN’ as a generalist area to explore but when you start to look at the variety and breadth of careers that exist working with those who have SEN you realise just how many rewarding opportunities there are. From roles in medicine (doctors who specialise in child development) to therapists (from speech and language to art and music), educators (from teachers to specialist teachers/sencos and headships), psychologists (educational to those specialising in niche areas such as cognitive development), to legal (lawyers who advocate for those with SEN), there are a plethora of avenues and options.
Working with those with special needs often means working with some of the most vulnerable and needy in our society and as such it can be challenging but also the most rewarding, enriching and purposeful.
Sarah formerly worked in the city for 12 years in fund/portfolio management for Life Assurance Companies. She left to start up her own art company and consultancy which she ran for five years until the birth of her third child. As a result of his diagnosis of Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Dyspraxia, Sarah began to research the educational provision on offer to her and her son and this led to the creation of Gesher School. Sarah has always been very active and involved in both her local Jewish community and the wider Jewish community and believes passionately that all children, regardless of any diagnosis, should have the right to access a Jewish education and communal activities and events whilst having their SEN needs met.
Tamaryn is the Acting Headteacher who has been with Gesher since it opened in 2017; her initial role was as class teacher working with the early years children, before joining the Senior Leadership Team. In this capacity, she developed the curriculum across the school and continues to adapt it further to ensure its effectiveness across the year groups as the cohort continues to grow.
Tamaryn was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, where she completed her Bachelor of Education Foundation Stage. She has a specialism in Special Education Needs and is particularly passionate about working with children within specialist Early Years settings.
Tamaryn believes that early intervention is fundamental for future learning and achievement, and her work during her time at Gesher is reflective of this ethos.REGISTER NOW