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.
- 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.
- 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.