Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves

How are adults in school helped to work with pupils with SEND and what training do they have?

Staff at Dickens Heath CP School work extremely hard and are committed to ensuring each child makes the progress that they are capable of whilst recognising that children all have different starting points.

Strategic leaders are committed to providing all staff with appropriate continued professional development (CPD) in order to carry out their roles and responsibilities to the very highest standards. As a result, staff regularly receive training sessions on a range of needs.


Whole staff training to disseminate knowledge, strategies and experience, to ensure consistency of the school’s approach for children with SEND is planned and implemented termly, through internal training by the SEND team.

Recent training staff have benefitted from includes:

  • Understanding: Sensory Processing, Dyspraxia, Attachment Disorder
  • Emotion Coaching
  • SCERTS Training
  • AET Levels 1, 2, 3 Training
  • Mental health first aid
  • Language link
  • Manual Handling training
  • Hoist Training
  • PDA Training
The SENDCo attends termly Local Authority and Collaborative SEND meetings for SENDCo’s, Synergy and the Local Education authorities’ yearly SENDCo conference.