Provision for pupils with SEND is included in our regular monitoring of quality of teaching across the school. This helps to identify priorities for our ongoing programme of CPD to support whole school inclusive practice and to support new and less experienced staff.

All qualified teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs.

Recent training includes but is not limited to:

  • Social Development and behaviour, for children aged 3-11years
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Helping children who have experienced trauma
  • Managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools
  • Neglect Training
  • Peer on Peer abuse
  • ELSA
  • Online safety for children
  • Children and bereavement
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Prevent training
  • Early Years and Primary education for Learners aged 4-11yearSafer Handling Training
  • Downs syndrome training
  • Dyslexia
  • Read, Write Inc Phonics Training
  • Post Graduate National Award for SEN Co-ordination
  • Positive Behaviour Support strategies
  • Partners in Communication-ASD Workshop
  • Listening and attention skills intervention training (Speech and Language assistant)
  • Level 1 Makaton Training
  • PECS training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Autism Awareness
  • Zones of Regulation

The school also seeks advice and guidance from local special schools, SEND locality Forum and other relevant agencies to help school staff meet the needs of each child.

Our SENDCO keeps abreast of current local and national initiatives and policy to support pupils with SEND and shares this information with all staff.

We encourage and provide additional time for our staff to share their expertise and discuss new strategies to support all student especially those with additional needs. We also send our staff to other schools and the Local Authority to help with tasks such as moderation. We work closely with our Collegiate Trust schools to achieve the best outcomes for all our pupils.

We have staff with specialised expertise and qualifications including:

  • A Pupil and Family support Worker who is a trained counsellor
  • Level 3 Supporting Children with specific Language Impairments in Mainstream
  • Modules 1-4 Makaton for Professionals Foundation Workshop
  • Level 1 Makaton Training
  • PECS Training
  • ELSA
  • Positive Handling
  • Downs Syndrome training
  • Understanding Dyscalculia (British Dyslexia Association
  • How Dyslexia and other SPLDs impact upon Numeracy skill (2016) (Whole Staff)
  • Read Write Inc Phonics Training for all staff
  • AET Schools Making Sense of Autism-Basic Autism Awareness Training
  • Whole school safeguarding-annual
  • Assessing Pupils working below National Curriculum standards
  • PSDS Virtual Training-reading for meaning for pupils with Downs Syndrome