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What training have the staff supporting the children and young people with SEND had, or are having?

Teachers

All teachers have regular Professional Development. In recent staff training days, we have focused 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 TEACCH. 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 level 4.

We have recently gained Gold Standard from Investors in People (Dec 2013).

Therapists

Through a referral process our pupils have access to Speech and Language, OT, VI and HI support, Children and Adult Mental Health Services and Counselling Services.

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