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13. How are teachers at Waynflete Infants’ School supported to work with children with SEN and what training do they have?.

 At Waynflete Infants' School we feel that its is the whole school's responsibility to ensure that the learning and well being of every individual child is nurtured. 

 

Mrs Lagdon the Head Teacher and Mrs Alison Ranson the SEND Govenor oversee all of the support arrangements and interventions in place and are fully aware of the procedures and strategies outlined in the SEND Policy. 

 

All class teachers have the expertise to support and guide the children in their class based on caring teacher - pupil relationships and close assessment. When further strategies need to be put in place class teachers can gather advice and/or recommendations from the SENCo on how to best support a child. 

 

The SENCo ensures that all members of staff in school have a clear understanding of each child's Special Educational Need and / or Disability and aids them in their practice. She updates the teaching staff in staff meetings about recent government initiatives within the SEN system and relays back information gathered from SEN conferences and courses. The SENCo also informs the staff about children’s progress displayed on the schools provision map. Each member of staff is provided with a copy of the provision map after each termly review. 

 

Staff are given opportunities to develop their knowledge and expertise on certain areas of SEND by attending courses and training. At Waynflete Infants’ School we have staff trained in the following

Autism Support – detailed course on what Autism is and how to support children in the classroom

Drawing and Talking – Drawing and talking is a serial drawing technique which helps children with underlying emotional difficulties that may be affecting their learning and behaviour.

Relax Kids - Through relaxation and self-esteem exercises, we encourage children to see their strengths, look after themselves, develop their confidence and positivity as well show respect to themselves and others. 

Jogo Behaviour Support – Team teach - Team-Teach is a method of developing acceptable and authorised responses to disruptive, disturbing, angry and aggressive behaviours in a manner that maintains positive relationships and provides safety for all.

Jogo Behaviour Support – Strategies and interventions - a practical look at how to address and manage low level behaviours.  A range strategies and interventions, together with tangible resources to use with students.  

Speech and Language support - At Waynflete we have a Teaching Assistant that is trained in Speech and Language support. She works closely with two Speech and Language Therapists who give her continuous recommendations for each individual child.

 

The SENCo (Miss Hayley Talbot) is a qualified Special Needs Coordinator, achieving a first class degree in The National Award in Special Needs Coordination. 

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