7. How are staff trained to support children with SEND?
We are part of a partnership of schools - Frodsham and Village Schools - that are committed to providing a wide range of training for both teachers and teaching assistants to ensure our children have access to a range of high quality support materials.
We have signed up to the CLTA teaching alliance therefore our SENCO attends half-termly cluster meetings to further develop her skills.
Through regular staff meetings, all staff ensure their own professional development is kept up to date and access training on SEND issues such as autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia.
Individual teachers will also access training specific to children in their class such as the use of British Sign Language as a means of communication.
Our teaching assistants are also trained in a range of small group and 1:1 interventions including reading, writing, maths and social and emotional.