7. What training do the staff have, or are having?

There is ongoing training for staff to increase or refresh skills. This is done both internally and through external agencies. The types of training staff receive include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Basic first aid
  • Quality First Teaching
  • Approaches to teaching reading
  • Provision Map writing
  • SEND
  • Positive Handling (behaviour management)
  • Thrive

A number of teaching assistants have individual training for a child’s specific needs, such as:

  • physiotherapy to manage a particular set of exercises
  • a personalised occupational therapy plan
  • a specific speech and language programmes.