The Westminster School Local Offer

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What training do the staff supporting the children and young people have or are having?

Teachers

All teachers have regular Professional Development. In recent staff training days, we have focussed on Quality of Teaching and Learning, Active Learning, and aspects of SEN including COSST, Makaton, Social Skills, Talkabout, Autism Education Levels 1-3, MAPA and TEACHH. We have considerable expertise and continually update our knowledge ensuring pupils have access to both established and emerging strategies.

 Support Assistants

All our Learning Support Staff attend the same training as the teaching staff. We employ assistants with relevant experience who hold NVQ qualifications from Level 2 to 4.

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