Arden Primary School

Every Child, Every Opportunity

Q9: How are the staff in school helped to work with children with SEND and what training do they have?

In our school we believe that all staff should be involved in supporting pupils with special educational needs, disabilities and medical needs so we make sure that staff have training to help them do this.


Staff training needs are reviewed on a regular basis dependant on the needs of our children and whenever a need arises. Recent training has included Safeguarding, Epipen, Facilitating Communication and Learning, Diabetes, Asthma, Physical difficulties awareness training, Positive Handling.


As well as this various members of staff have been trained for different aspects of special educational needs including Makaton, barrier games, use of hoist and Evac chair, working with pupils with hearing impairment, specific phonics and reading intervention programmes including Precision Teaching.