7. How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with SEND, and what training do the teachers have?
The SENCo’s job is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEN.
- The school provides training and support to enable all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children, including those with SEN. This includes whole school training on SEN issues, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and speech and language difficulties.
- Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class, e.g. from the Autism Outreach Team (AoT) service.
- We are particularly skilled in catering for children with emotional difficulties and have a Personal Mentoring Programme delivering high level support for children and their families with a variety of different needs.