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A brand new webinar series for those interested in teaching.

Each webinar will focus on a different theme and feature guest speakers who will share their experiences so you can learn more about what it's like to teach in Portsmouth.

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Teach Portsmouth presents special educational needs teaching

Wednesday 20 October from 4pm - 5pm

Special educational needs (SEN) teachers work with children and young people who need extra support and guidance, to teach in a way that helps them reach their full potential.

Join Teach Portsmouth for a webinar on special educational needs teaching on Wednesday 20 October from 4pm - 5pm. Hear from Portsmouth-based professionals who share their experiences of working in primary and secondary settings who support children and young people.

The webinar will explore

  • Typical duties of a specialist educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) 
  • The characteristics and qualities needed to become a SEN teacher
  • The differences between primary and secondary settings
  • Career progression routes in SEN settings

Get top tips and recommendations on routes into the profession and learn about the opportunities available in Portsmouth. Take part in our live Q&A at the end of the webinar where you can ask questions live.

About our speakers

Luci Johnson

Head teacher at Redwood Park Academy

Luci trained at the University of Brighton from 2001 to 2005. After graduating, she worked in a school for 6 years as a PE teacher before moving to a pupil referral unit to work with young people who had been permanently excluded from mainstream schools. After this time, Luci gained a SENCO qualification from the University of Chichester, joining Redwood Park Academy as an assistant principal a few years later. Luci became principal at the specialist school in April 2020.

Fran Marshman

Deputy head teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) - Langstone Infant School

Fran completed a teacher training course at King Alfred's College in Winchester (now the University of Winchester) from 1994 - 1998. Since then, she has taught in Portsmouth schools, teaching every year group in a primary setting.

In 2015, Fran took on the role of a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) to support this area inside Langstone Infant Academy.

Shortly after this time, she completed a SENCO accreditation at the University of Winchester in 2017. She is now deputy head teacher at the school.

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