Glade Hill Primary and Nursery school has a commitment that all staff supporting children with SEND will be appropriately trained. This training may be provided in school by members of the school team or by outside providers. The need for training in SEND will be monitored by the Inclusion Leader and Head teacher.
Glade Hill works closely with local Children’s Centres, Nottingham City Inclusive Education Services (IES), Community Educational Psychologist Service (CEPS), Behaviour Support Team (BST), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) and Health Professionals to ensure the needs of its children are met. In the autumn term a Team around the School meeting will be organised by the Inclusion Leader, that all of the outside agencies are invited to attend. During this meeting the provision and progress of children with SEND will be discussed and support for the school and children planned for the year.
Outside professionals are available to support school staff in specific areas of SEND provision. Reports are provided on individual children that outline specific strategies for that individual. These are shared by the Inclusion Leader with appropriate staff and the Inclusion Leader and SLT monitor that the recommendations are being followed.
Generic training on understanding different aspects of SEND and how to best deliver provision for these groups is regularly timetabled as part of school Staff Meetings. Further staff training will be identified and delivered as necessary depending on the needs of the children. For example, we currently have staff who are trained in Moving and Handling for children with physical disabilities, Positive Intervention for children with behavioural needs, supporting children with ASD and Physiotherapy. We also have members of staff whose role involves supporting any personal care or medical needs of the children they work with. For example: toileting, monitoring epilepsy, epi-pen training and monitoring/ caring for children with diabetes. The Inclusion Leader and Family Support Worker will be able to sign post parents to relevant support groups. The support available will form part of the Local Offer offered by Nottingham City Council.