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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 the use of an epi-pen.

Staff and/or SENDCO 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


  •  1stclass@Numeracy for Key Stage 1

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Positive Play

Motor Skills

  • Jungle Journey
  • Write Dance

Mrs Dyke has many years of experience working as a SENDCO in a Primary school in Derbyshire. She has undertaken the following specialist training:

  • Write Dance
  • Behaviour Support Strategies
  • Attendance at the termly SENCO network meeting


School receives regular visits from the Educational Psychologist (Hayley Stower) and the Behaviour Support Specialist Teacher (Claire Morley) who provide advice to the SENDCO and staff to support the success and progress of individual children.

The NHS speech and language therapist (Rachel Harrison) attends school regularly to assess and plan support for targeted children. These programmes are then delivered by trained teaching assistants.

The SEND link Governor, Mrs Jo Braybrooke attends regular meetings with the SENDCO.