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    Hi,
    When I'm older I aspire to be a Maths Secondary School Teacher. However at the moment I suffer from Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Mild Depression. I know that to be a teacher I will have to be less anxious and I am currently seeking help from doctors etc. Bit i am wanting to find some experience that I can use when applying for university next year etc. I am sort of looking down the route of teaching in a specialist school (children with SEN/disabilities) but I don't know where I could vounteer or hown I could find somewhere near Darlington to volunteer in order to get the experience I am looking.

    Any advice or Help would be much appreciated.

    Many Thanks
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    The best place to start with work experience is local primary schools so sending out a formally worded email they often accept work experience and kids are easier to work with than teens
    if you want Sen look for Sen schools near you on Google maps and send an email to their secretary, often Sen schools are harder to get work experience at due to the children's conditions and special training needed
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    (Original post by SAMHANLEY88)
    The best place to start with work experience is local primary schools so sending out a formally worded email they often accept work experience and kids are easier to work with than teens
    if you want Sen look for Sen schools near you on Google maps and send an email to their secretary, often Sen schools are harder to get work experience at due to the children's conditions and special training needed
    Thank you.

    The only problem is that by the time I finish sixth form and would get there all the schools would be closed and with my sixth form being rather strict I only have two frees.
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    (Original post by Alexia_17)
    Thank you.

    The only problem is that by the time I finish sixth form and would get there all the schools would be closed and with my sixth form being rather strict I only have two frees.
    you could volunteer at their after-school clubs and things like brownies and guides and scouts. you could also help out at summer schools or weekend fetes they run. other than that i have little advice, our school gives us a week at start of year and a week at the end of the year for work experience
    in worst case you could ask for a few days off for work experience and just see what they say?
    best wishes!!
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    (Original post by Alexia_17)
    Hi,
    When I'm older I aspire to be a Maths Secondary School Teacher. However at the moment I suffer from Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Mild Depression. I know that to be a teacher I will have to be less anxious and I am currently seeking help from doctors etc. Bit i am wanting to find some experience that I can use when applying for university next year etc. I am sort of looking down the route of teaching in a specialist school (children with SEN/disabilities) but I don't know where I could vounteer or hown I could find somewhere near Darlington to volunteer in order to get the experience I am looking.

    Any advice or Help would be much appreciated.

    Many Thanks
    Lexe
    Hi

    If you want to be a maths teacher, usually you will have to have a maths degree (or similar) and then take a PGCE. The good news is that your maths degree won't be interested in your future career plans, so you can get school experience (with the right age group) during your longer uni holidays.

    Usually, to teach SEN, you will need experience in mainstream and then a specialist M.Ed. I don't think it's usual to be able to go to work in a special school straight from a PGCE.

    In the meantime, you could get some experience with the right age group through volunteering with a club- either for an interest you already have, or through an organisation such as scouts or guides.

    I hope this helps a bit.
 
 
 
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