Special Needs Education Teaching Professional

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.


  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 25% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for special needs education teaching professional is £28,083

2,007 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,007. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for special needs education teaching professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £28,083 per year. That is about £2,340 per month or £14.40 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,120, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,886

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,007 people are employed in the region.

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