James Watt Primary School

James Watt Primary School

A 'reading school'

What training for staff do we provide to support children with SEND?

 

To ensure our staff have the skills and knowledge to support children with SEND there is a programme of on-going training, both in school and off-site.

 

Training includes:

  • All teachers and teaching assistants have received the following training from the school SENCo:
    • SEND Code of Practice 2014: early identification, the Graduated Response and Quality First Teaching (including effective additional support and intervention)
    • The SEND review cycle, including updating Individual Target Plans and using Language and Literacy Continuums and assessment tools.
    • Communication Friendly Classrooms
    • Implementing effective SEND resources to support individual needs.
    • ‘It’s never too Young to talk Mental Health’
    • Growth Mindset: to build children’s resilience and positive learning attitudes.

 

  • All teaching assistants have received training to deliver the following interventions by Pupil Support Services:
    • Phonological Awareness Training
    • Precision Teaching
    • Paired writing
    • Cued Spelling
    • 6 pocket folders (Sparkly folders)
    • Cued Spelling
    • Spelling Zapper

 

  • All teachers and teaching assistants have received the following training by specialist training providers:
    • TEAM teach
    • Level 1 Autism Awareness

 

  • All lunchtime assistants are trained to carry out 1 to 1 intervention to develop children’s reading fluency and skills.

 

 

In addition:

  • One member of staff has received Level 3 training by the British Dyslexia Association to support children with Dyslexia.
  • 24 staff are trained to use Makaton signing at Introduction level
  • 1 member of staff is trained to use Makaton signing at Foundation level
  • Twelve adults have been trained to support children with Hearing aids.
  • One member of staff has received Tier 3 Strategic role in Autism training
  • One member of staff has received Tier 2 Practitioner role in Autism training

 

In school, we have a specialist teacher to support children’s cognitive and learning development, with a focus on developing children’s phonics and reading skills in early years and Key Stage One.