Time is given to SEND at INSET days and in staff meetings.
Any training attended is shared with staff in staff meetings.
Staff development needs are identified through performance management and appraisals and also by identifying priorities based on the current SEND register.
When a child with a specific type of SEND has been admitted to school specialist professionals come into school to give a basic awareness of a particular type of SEND which is appropriate for all staff that come into contact with a child, e.g. Cystic Fibrosis nurse, haemophilia nurse.
Before deciding on SEND staff training priorities, we look at the needs of the children and decide on the most appropriate and useful training needed to meet their needs.
We also work closely with any external agencies that are relevant to individual children’s needs within our school. These may include: GP, School Nurse, Clinical Psychologist, Paediatrician, Speech & Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Educational Psychologist, the Learning Support Service, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Social Services and Social Workers.
Staff have recently been trained in: Blank Level Questioning and ASD.