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What is the expertise of staff and how do we train staff?

Staff at Lark Rise Academy have a range of expertise and skill level in working with children. 

All staff attend training sessions which are carefully planned by the Headteacher and Head of School to target areas of development and training needs.  Teams within the school have also participated in training courses run internally by the SENDCo and by external agencies.

The SENDCo has completed the National Accredited Training Qualification for SEND Co-ordination.   We also have a fully qualified Play Therapist who works in school one day a week. Opportunities for Teaching Assistants to attend training in school and through free online training courses have been successful with staff reflecting on the impact their training can have on improving outcomes for children.  Training needs of staff are audited regularly and plans to meet identified needs are created as a result.