SEN – Training & Qualifications

The staff at Newdale Primary School and Nursery have a wide range of qualifications, which enable them to support children with SEND effectively. We think carefully about the strengths staff have and how we can use these skills to support the children in our care. Staff have completed professional development courses in the following areas:
·         Listen with Lucy (Speech and Language programme)

·         Language Land (Speech and Language programme)

·         ELKLAN (Speech and Language programme)
·         Autistic Spectrum Disorder Awareness
·         Makaton (Sign language for children)
·         Positive behaviour management strategies
·         Physical restraint and handling
·         Understanding attachment theory
·         CPI autism awareness
·         Chair lift training (for stairs)
·         Practical strategies for managing Dyslexia and Dyscalculia in the classroom (BDA)
·         Complex Needs forum
·         Effective SEN management
·         Nurture Group training
·         Breaking down barriers
·         Managing actual or potential aggression
·         SEN assessment

The SENCo is constantly looking for opportunities to further develop staff’s training. Future courses will be booked in line with the needs of children in the school at the time.
As is statutory, the SENCo has recently completed the National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination. As part of this, they also achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion from Bath Spa University.