What training do the staff supporting children with special educational needs & disabilities have?
All teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs.
All of our teaching staff experience a range of training opportunities with SEND as the focus. See the list below for examples of the types of training some/most/all of our staff may have:
- Teamteach - a positive approach to supporting behaviour and de-escalating challenging situations. Positive handling.
- Understanding Autism - delivered by Linwood Outreach (Lynda Bannister).
- Managing childhood anxiety
- Consultations and training with the behaviour support specialists around individual children/groups/whole classes.
- Dyslexia-Friendly classrooms (use of the Inclusion Development Programme IDP resources).
- 'In-house' staff meetings and INSET with SENCo: High quality wave 1 provision, interventions, visual supports, creating IEPs, working memory and other underlying learning skills, i.e. sequencing, organisational factors, planning.
- PEIC-D (Promoting Early Interactive Conversations)
- Individual consultations - behaviour support specialists, learning support specialists, educational psychology.
- Victoria Education Centre & Sports College: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) support. Outreach have also come into Muscliff to support staff with provision for individual children with coordination difficulties.
- Attachment disorder training with educational psychologist
- Sensory Circuits - supported by other schools
- Learn to Move - Move to Learn
- CAF training & lead professional training
- National Award for special educational needs coordinators
- Medical - first aid, epipen, diabetes, individual training around care plans and any medical equipment.
- 'Including the Hearing Impaired Child'.
- Communication workshops - led by Jo King from Linwood School.
- Growth Mindset - whole staff September 2017 delivered by educational psychologist, Lucy Chapple.
- Training specific to individuals, e.g. dysphagia training