St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School "Together, through our words and actions, our work and play,We point towards Christ, each and every day"

What training is available for staff supporting children with SEND?

What training is provided for staff supporting children with SEND?


  • All staff have undergone training from Outreach Services on supporting children with a range of additional needs including Autism and Down Syndrome.
  • All staff receive regular training and updates for the main categories of special educational needs.
  • 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 regularly receive 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 ensure to guarantee the child’s needs are met.


How accessible is St John’s?


  • We make reasonable adjustments taking advice and support from other professionals
  • 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.
  • We work closely with outside agencies for consultation, observation and advice. These include Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language therapists, Paediatricians, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, CAMHS, Children’s Services and Learning Support Services etc.