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What training and expertise do staff have?

We are very fortunate to have committed staff who have a vast range of interests, expertise and skills. These include:

·         ELKLAN trained TAs

·         ELSA trained TAs

·         THRIVE trained PSW

·         Switch-on trained TAs

·         Catch-up Numeracy trained TA and teacher

·         Staff with significant experience and understanding of supporting pupils with ASD and FASD

·         School Safe trained workforce

·         Descalation/manual handling trained staff

·         A Reading Recovery Teacher (no longer accredited)

·         We having a growing knowledge and understanding of attachment related difficulties and sensory needs 


Some of our staff have had specific training for the interventions that they deliver. These include switch-on, catch-up Numeracy and ELSA.

More general staff training that has taken place recently has included:

·         ASD awareness – delivered by CISS

·         Attachment issues – delivered by PMHW

·         The child’s brain when in heightened state and with FASD – Michelle Pearce, Bellscroft Consultancy

·         Dyslexia awareness and Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms – SENCo


The SENCo has recently attended courses on the following:

·         See above

·         FASD – Jenny Nook

·         Sensory Difficulties – SENSI

·         Catch-up Numeracy