What expertise and training do staff at Greenacres Primary School have to support children with SEND, and how will specialist expertise be secured?
Our SENCO is an experienced teacher who has a good level of knowledge of working with external services in order to understand and meet the needs of our children and their families. She continues to attend courses arranged by the Local Authority and other external agencies, depending on need, in order to keep knowledge and skills up to date. Our SENCO is also the Mental Health Lead and works in partnership with the Mental Health Support team, who offer regular consultation sessions for individual children and offer therapeutic support based on need.
Our team of teachers are experienced and highly trained, and regularly attend training updates and continuing professional development, depending on the needs of the class.
Included in our staff are a team of ten teaching assistants who are able to attend courses to support individual children as necessary. Our teaching assistants have attended a range of courses to support an array of need, such as hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech and language, managing challenging behaviour, and cool kids.
At Greenacres Primary School, we are keen to work with any external agency that we feel is relevant to an individual child’s needs. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Behavioural support such as the Shropshire Local Authority Inclusion Team,
- Health including – GPs, school nurse, family support advisors, paediatricians, speech & language therapists; occupational therapists; Mental Health Support Team, Bee U
- Social services including - social workers;
- Education support, such as educational psychologists and Learning Support Advisory Team (LSAT)