Our teachers are a dedicated, skilled group of staff with acknowledged expertise and qualifications in the education of children with special needs. Our teaching staff are supported by a variety of other staff during the school day. We have a school nurse and part time support from speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists. Classes benefit from high staffing ratios.
Our support staff are made up of High Level Teaching Assistants, cover supervisors and classroom assistants. Their role is to support the learning, care and physical needs of the children within classes. In exceptional some children are assessed as being in need of additional support, either to meet their extreme medical or behavioural needs or in order to allow them to interact effectively with their environment or to gain access to the curriculum.
The school has a business manager and secretarial staff who deal with the financial and administrative duties within the school. We are committed to the continuing professional development of our staff… We ensure that all staff have access to relevant training to meet both their own personal and professional development needs and to facilitate the evelopment of the school in line with strategic priorities.
All teachers have a wide range of in-service training, particularly in relation to special needs.