Q7: How are the teachers in school helped to work with children a SEND and what training do they have?

The SENDCo’s role is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEND.

  • The school provides training and support to enable all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children, including those with SEND. This includes whole school training on SEND issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Speech and language difficulties.
  • The SENDCo holds the National SENDCo Certification
  • The SENDCo or Head Teacher sources additional training provided by specialists in specific areas of SENDco
  • Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class e.g. from the Autism Outreach Team (AOT) service.