Special Educational Needs

Sector overview

Overview of the teaching and education sector  

Typical job profiles

Special educational needs teacher 


Useful online resources

General Teaching Council for Scotland additional support needs registration

Capability Scotland - schools

Down's Syndrome Scotland Education page 

Dyslexia Action 

Enquire Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning 

Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments Based at Craighalbert Centre

Parentzone Scotland : Find a school Directory of all schools in Scotland, incl. special schools 

Scottish Sensory Centre Includes SSC newsletter and details of CPD courses on visual impairment & deaf education issues 

Strathclyde University MEd Inclusive Education

Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice. Scottish Government publication

Training as a Teacher of the Deaf  BATOD factsheet


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Times Educational Supplement - jobs across the UK

MyJobScotland - local authority jobs across Scotland


Professional bodies

Action on Hearing Loss

Autism Education Trust

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf

National Association for Able Children in Education NACE 

National Association for Special Educational Needs NASEN

Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters SASLI