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

Our Inclusion Leader holds the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination; this is a Nationally recognised qualification and a legal requirement of schools. Teaching Assistants are fully trained to communicate using Makaton and have completed the Elklan course, aiming high with communication. We benefit from Emotional Literacy Support Assistants and also from the expertise of the staff who work within the attached Enhanced Mainstream School provision (EMS) for Social Emotional Mental Health. The EMS offer vast amounts of support, guidance and ideas for staff particularly to support the behaviour of the pupils within school. Staff attend training relevant to the needs of the children in their class. This is also discussed at their performance management reviews. Staff training mainly happens on a Tuesday evening and again this is tailored to the needs at the current time.