What training do the adults have to support my child?
Professional development is important for all members of staff at St Mark’s and all staff receive regular training to best support our children with SEND.
Whole staff training is paramount to ensure consistency across all approaches to SEND. In-house training occurs on a regular basis and we encourage staff to share their training, good practice, and practical advice with each other. We invite outside agencies in to support us where we have a specific need.
Individual teachers and support staff may also attend training courses throughout the year run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class or who they are supporting 1:1.
Our Inclusion Coordinator, Mrs Anna Saunders, is an experienced teacher who receives ongoing training in a variety of different areas and supports class teachers in planning for children with SEND.