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13. What training do the staff supporting children and young people with SEND undertake?

In recent years staff have received a range of training including how to support children with: dyslexia, autism, behavioural difficulties, speech, language and communication difficulties, visual impairment, hearing impairment and medical conditions including use of an epi-pen.

Staff and/or SENCo have been trained to deliver a variety of evidence based programmes such as-

Speech and language

  • Every Child a Talker

Reading and Writing

  • Precision Teaching

Mathematics

  • 1stclass@Numeracy for Key Stages 1

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Positive Play

Motor Skills

  • Jungle Journey

  • Write Dance

Mrs Knight has many years of experience working as a SENCo in several Infant and Primary schools in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. She also worked for the SEN support service in Staffordshire for several years. She has undertaken the following specialist training:

  • M. Ed. (SEN/Inclusion)

  • Dyslexia Specialist Teacher (AMBDA)

  • DCD/Dyspraxia (Post Grad Cert)

  • Write Dance

  • Motor Skills Utd

  • Better Reading Partnerships

  • Talking Partners

  • attendance at the termly SENCo network meeting

    She has tutored on the SENCo National Award course in Staffordshire, supported many schools to be dyslexia friendly, was instrumental in the publication of Jungle Journey and the development and publication of Seaside Adventure (programmes to aid accelerated development of motor skills in young children).

 

School receives regular visits from the Educational Psychologist (Kim Glynn) and the Behaviour Support Specialist Teacher (Tracy Collins) who provide advice to SENCo and staff to support the success and progress of individual children.

The NHS speech and language therapists (Claire Forward and Barbara Whitchurch) attend school regularly to assess and plan support for targeted children. These programmes are then delivered by trained teaching assistants.

 

The SEN link Governor, Mrs Lisa Stuart attends regular meetings with the SENCo.


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