How are the adults in school helped to work with children with an SEND and what training do they have?

  • The Inclusion Manager’s job is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEN.
  • The school has a school development plan, including identified training needs for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEND. This may include whole school training on SEND issues or to support identified groups of learners in school, such as ASD, dyslexia etc.
  • Whole staff training to disseminate knowledge, strategies and experience, to ensure consistency of the school’s approach for children with a SEND.
  • 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 Support Service  or medical /health training to support staff in implementing care plans.
  • Individual training for an identified staff member linked with the needs of a child with   special educational needs and/or disabilities or identified through the performance management process.
  • Shadowing/peer observation regularly takes place.