8.What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

There is a wealth of subject expertise within our academy. We have Specialist Leaders of Education for Early Years, Phonics and Maths, who are all involved in supporting staff in our own academy and across the St Bart’s Academy Trust – ‘Release Potential Together’
We are highly committed to providing opportunities for the continuing development of all staff. Learning and teaching staff, take on an active role in their own development in order to meet the needs of all of the pupils that they teach and support.
Safeguarding training is regularly reviewed (at least annually) alongside monthly safeguarding bulletins. All staff are at least Level 1 Safeguarding trained.
We have a team of skilled learning support assistants who are trained to deliver a range of interventions. Learning support assistants will support pupils under the direction of the class teacher. Children with an Education, Health, and Care plan will receive small group or personalised support as specified on the plan. Our Extended Home School Link Worker may support children with their social and emotional well –being.
Continued Professional Development is linked to the needs of the academy and our children.
All staff including Senior Leaders, Class Teachers, Senco, Extended Home School Link Worker and Learning Support Assistants attend courses to develop specific skills for supporting children, including those with SEN within the academy.