10. What training have staff had?
Our SENCo is specially trained to support children with additional needs and she regularly attends professional development courses. We are fortunate in having very experienced teachers and teaching assistants, all of whom work with children with additional needs. We make sure that those who deliver intervention programmes or who work closely with children have the training necessary for their task. We receive regular training through our Educational Psychology Service; in the past few years all TAs and KS1 staff have received training in Articulated Spelling and Precision Teaching (which can be applied to all literacy and numeracy.) We have trained teachers and TAs who deliver ‘Catch Up’ Reading. Several of our TAs have professional qualifications and all have attended courses to support children in their classes. Two members of staff are trained to deliver the MyTY maths programme. Every two years all staff receive training in first aid, with additional training for the Early Years teaching staff.