WHAT TRAINING HAVE THE STAFF SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SEND HAD OR ARE CURRENTLY HAVING?

v  Our team of three ELSA are fully trained and receive termly support from the Educational Psychologist.

v  Where individual pupils are being supported by Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy their individual programmes are determined by the relevant therapist during termly visits.  Experienced Learning Support Assistants are trained by the visiting therapist to deliver the programme and the progress of each pupil assessed during each termly visit by the professional therapist.

v  The SENCO oversees the training programme and ensures that programmes are being carried out correctly.

v  Team Teach training has been completed to support pupils with behavioural difficulties.

v  Class teachers receive training relevant to the needs of pupils in their class.

v  Class teachers and the Learning Support Team receive regular training and updates from the SENCO.

v  This year our Class teachers, Learning Support Team or individuals within those teams have had training related to: mathematics support, supporting children with dyslexia, teaching for neurodiversity and a workshop on visual conversations. The majority of our nineteen strong LSA team are First Aid trained. Training scheduled for the coming year will focus on supporting pupils on the autistic spectrum.

v  Key members of staff have and will receive ‘Moving and Handling’ training to meet the needs of individual pupils.