St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School We pray together, work together and always do our best, following the example of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

What training is available for staff supporting children with SEND?

What training is provided for staff supporting children with SEND?


  • Our SENCo is a qualified teacher and is currently studying and working on a Masters level National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination.
  • All staff have undergone training from Outreach Services on managing children on the Autistic Spectrum.
  • All staff receive regular training and updates for the main categories of special educational needs including, Autism, Dyslexia, Speech, language and Communication difficulties etc.
  • Staff have received training on how to deliver Precision Teaching, how to make the curriculum more accessible for the dyslexic learner and strategies to improve learning for children with special educational needs.
  • Staff have received training from the Primary Behaviour Support Service to ensure we are using appropriate strategies and resources effectively.
  • Staff are well prepared when a child with particular needs is coming to the school or moving into their class. Training in that area will be given by the SENCo or relevant professional and a good transition procedure will ensue to guarantee the child’s needs are met.


How accessible is St John’s?


  • We make reasonable adjustments taking advice and support from the Area Inclusion Services Department
  • Part of the school site is across two levels but we have five accessible classrooms downstairs.
  • We have a care suite, disabled toilet and shower downstairs.
  • Parents are fully involved in making any reasonable adjustments.