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Pinchbeck East C of E

Primary Academy

 

What training and expertise do staff have for the additional support my child needs

Class teachers/Head of School/Executive Head teacher/SENCO:

 

  • A mix of newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers
  • A Physical Education specialist teacher working across classes in KS1 and KS2 and after school clubs
  • Key members of staff have been trained for emotional-well being interventions
  • All teachers have had First Quality training in areas of Literacy and Maths
  • All teachers have had training on up to date Dyslexia and Autism strategies and resources (on-going)
  • All teachers have had Team Teach training
  • All teachers have had First Aid training
  • Key members of staff has had Paediatric emergency first aid training
  • Key members of staff have had Safeguarding training
  • All teachers have received up to date training on epilepsy, epi-pen and individual children’s specific needs

 

SENCO:

  • Experienced SENCO working within three primary schools in the local area
  • Postgraduate qualification at Masters level in the National SEN Coordination Award   
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Non-class based

 

Teaching assistants:

  • Key teaching assistants have been trained to deliver the Colourful Semantics programme (Speech and Language)
  • Key teaching assistants have attended the Earlybird course for Autism delivered from the Social Communication Outreach Service
  • All teaching assistants trained to deliver Literacy and Maths intervention programmes
  • Key teaching assistants trained to deliver Talking Time groups (Speech and Language)
  • All teaching assistants trained to deliver Phonics programmes
  • All teaching assistants trained to deliver social scripts (Social Communication)
  • Five teaching assistants hold Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status
  • All teaching assistants have had Team Teach training
  • All teaching assistants have had first aid training
  • Key teaching assistants have had Paediatric emergency first aid training
  • All teaching assistants have received up to date training on epilepsy, epi-pen and individual children’s specific needs

 

Other:

  • A sports specialist for additional sports clubs
  • Use of volunteers to support children with extra reading within the school day

 

The SENCO’s job is to support and advise class teachers in planning for children with SEND. The school has a training plan for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEND. This includes whole school training on SEND issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Speech and Language difficulties. Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside professionals/agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class e.g. from the Social Communication Outreach Service, Speech and Language Service, Educational Psychology.

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