What expertise does our school and our staff have in relation to SEN?

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important feature of our school and much of this training is around the needs of pupils with SEND.


The following indicates the range of training that staff have undertaken to meet these needs:


  • National Accreditation of Special Educational Needs
  • Nurture Group Leader Accreditation
  • Postgraduate Course: Educational Enquiry – Focus on ASD and Dyspraxia
  • Postgraduate Course: Difficulties in literacy development – Focus on dyslexia
  • Teaching and Learning for CYP with Social & Emotional Needs in KS1 & KS2
  • Teaching and Learning for CYP with Down’s Syndrome in KS1 & KS2
  • Raising achievement in Reading for CYP working at levels significantly below their peers in Key Stage 1 & 2
  • Raising achievement for CYP with memory difficulties in Key Stage 1 & 2
  • Improving outcomes for pupils on the autism spectrum
  • Teaching and Learning for CYP with Cerebral Palsy
  • Raising attainment for students with Physical Disability
  • ‘Happy to be Me’ Self Esteem Intervention Training
  • Rapid Phonics training
  • Rapid Maths training
  • Rapid Writing training
  • Mental Health for Primary Schools
  • AfA training – Antibullying for pupils with SEND
  • Care for the Family – Accredited Training
  • Speech Sound Development – NHS Speech and Language Team
  • Promoting ‘Mindfulness’, ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and Resilience in Young People
  • Emotion Coaching
  • Early Screening and Intervention Pack (EASI Pack) for Social, Emotional and Behaviour needs
  • Precision Teaching
  • Fizzy Programme (Development of gross motor skills)
  • Gloucestershire Neurodiversity Project (ADHD Foundation) Sessions
  • Making Sense of Autism in Schools - AET Schools Professional Development Programme
  • Virtual School Training - Attachment and Trauma Courses