Part of the SENDCO’s role in school is to support the class teacher in teaching children with SEN/D
- The school has a training plan for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEN/D, this involves whole school training on SEN/D issues. In the academic year 2016-2017 staff received the following training: ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) Training for all support staff across the school, Mindfulness Teaching Strategies for use in the Classroom, SEND process and procedures at Stanley Primary School. Some support staff received specific training on writing social stories and adjusting communication for children with autism.
- This academic year, the SENDCO is due to train all staff on Sensory Processing Difficulties, and training on Memory is also planned.
- Individual teachers and support staff attend specialist training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class e.g. Team Teach Training, Selective Mutism Training.
- The SENDCO is available to provide support for all staff on a needs basis, and operates an ‘open door’ policy. All information to support the teaching of children with SEND is available and transparent, and a bank of resources is free to all staff on the server and in the SENDCO office.