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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
  • Bereavement
  • Safeguarding
  • 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