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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Stella Maris Catholic Federation

What training do the staff supporting children and young people with SEND undertake?

Staff training in relation to SEND is carried out on regular basis depending on the needs of the children within our school. Where possible we encourage training for all teaching staff in order to disseminate good practice for SEND children throughout the school, for example dyslexia, autism, speech and language training. However, individual staff or small groups of staff may attend training specific to their role or pertinent to a particular age group.


In the last two years, school staff have received a range of training at three levels; awareness, enhanced and specialist.

Awareness training has been provided to all staff on:

· How to support pupils with attachment difficulties.

· How to support pupils on the autistic spectrum.

· How to support pupils with dyslexia.

· How to support pupils with their speech, language and communication development.


Specialist training has been provided through:

· The school has regular visits from SEN specialist teachers who provide advice to staff support the success and progress of individual pupils.

 · The NHS Speech Language Therapist visits termly to assess and plan support for targeted pupils. These programmes are then delivered by a trained Teaching Assistant.

· The Governor with specific responsibility for SEN has completed the SEN Governor training.

· Staff from the Virtual School delivered training on Attachment and Trauma.