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What training is provided for staff supporting children with SEND?

•Our Head Teacher and Senior Management regularly attend relevant update meetings to ensure excellence.


•Our SENCo Clare Upton Jones is fully qualified and accredited. She has over 10 years’ experience of working with SEN and statemented children.


Our SENCo regularly attends relevant training on SEN and attends SENCo update meetings and a local SENCo circle group led by the Educational psychology team. She will feed back information to relevant team members at staff meetings/ training.


•Subject leaders regularly attend training and update meetings


•All teachers receive regular updates on good practice to enable high quality provision.


• Our ELSA as well as a 6-day training programme also receives regular support from the Educational Psychologist every half term.


• Our Speech & Language specialists and Occupational health specialist attend training programmes from the Hampshire Speech & Language therapist and Occupational therapist team.


• All of our LSAs have had training in delivering a range of reading and spelling / phonics and maths programmes. This is refreshed and updated regularly and new staff and given a thorough induction.


• If training is individually attended key information is fed back to the rest of the team at staff meetings.


• Our SENCo will liaise with health, therapy and social care services where needed.


•We thrive to ensure that no pupil is disadvantaged by a special educational need and we would be proud to talk through our levels of achievement with parents.