Part of the SENDCOs role in school is to support the class teacher and teaching staff in teaching children with SEND. Professionals from outside agencies such as speech & language, occupational therapy and educational psychology often support the SENDCo in planning and/or delivering training to staff. Recent SEND specific training for staff is as follows:
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. Positive Handling 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.