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What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had?

The staff at Gilded Hollins are continually updating their training through different courses, staff meetings, bespoke training, workshops etc. to ensure that staff are proficient in all relevant knowledge and skills. Over the past year, the staff have had training in the following areas:


  • How to support children with social, emotional and communication difficulties
  • How to support children with attachment disorders
  • How to support children with diabetes
  • All teachers and Learning Support Assistants are part of a rolling programme to teach phonics both in class and in an intensive support group
  • Enhanced training has been provided for the SENCO and Learning Mentor through:
  • Attendance at termly SEN updates
  • Attendance at nurture group updates


In addition to this, the school has regular visits from the TESS team who provide advice to staff to support the success and progress of individual pupils.

The NHS Speech Language Therapist visits as requested to assess and plan support for specific pupils. These targeted programmes are then delivered by the Learning Mentor or a Learning Support Assistant.