What training do the staff in school have in relation to pupils with Special Needs?
In our school, we believe that all staff should be involved in supporting pupils with SEND, therefore, on-going staff CPD is essential.
This year our staff has had training for:
- Epi-pen Training
- MAPA training Managing Actual and Potential Aggression i.e. a positive strategy in the management of difficult situations
- Manual Handling
- Autism Awareness
- Whole school training strategies to support children with Autism
- Specific Speech and Language strategies and interventions, pre-phonics skills, visual and auditory memory strategies, PECS Phase 1 and 2 and Intensive Interaction.
- Visually Impaired training
- The Rochford Review
- Building Together
- Nurture training
- Emotion Coaching
- Behaviour Recovery
- Down Syndrome
- Brain Injury Training
- Basic Life Saving Training
- Explosive Pupil Training
- Anger Management Training
- Bereavement Counselling
- Attachment and Trauma Training
- Diabetic Training
- Sickle Cell and Thalasseamia Training from Birmingham Children’s
As well as this, various staff has been trained for different aspects of Special School targets for children with moderate learning difficulties.
It is the responsibility of the SENCo to update all staff with regards to any changes in SEND procedures and assessment tools.
The SENCo will provide whole school INSET or CPD sessions if, or when, any SEND training needs are identified, as well as termly updates on new SEND children and what strategies work for them.
The SENCo attends regular LA Cluster Meetings, SEND Update sessions and the annual Primary SENCo Conference in order to keep fully informed about change in Legislations, LA procedures and availability of resources, giving regular feedback to SLT.