What training have the staff supporting SEND pupils had or what training are they having?

Staff Expertise and Training
• 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.
• Support staff are all highly skilled in their roles and receive on-going training in a variety of interventions led by the SENCO, Senior Leadership Team, other staff or agencies
• Continued Professional Development is delivered ongoing and 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, linked to the School Development Plan and recommended by Senior Leadership Team.