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Welcome to Malden Manor Primary School

Welcome to Malden Manor, where our aim is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality for all the children in our care. By creating an inclusive and stimulating learning environment, we seek to capture pupils’ interest, extend their knowledge and raise their aspirations. Our teaching and learning is designed to bring learning to life, both in the classroom and through a variety of inspiring experiences in the wider community. In line with our objective of being the best we can be, we encourage children to take an active role in their education, developing the skills they need for independent learning. Parental involvement is vital for children to achieve their best so it is encouraged at every stage of learning.

Malden Manor is a vibrant and welcoming community in which we strive for the highest standards of attainment – whether academic, artistic or sporting. We find and nurture hidden talents, celebrating the strengths of every child.

Our expectations in terms of both learning and behaviour are high and the children respond with delightful enthusiasm, politeness and consideration for others. Our broad curriculum and rich programme of extra-curricular activities – including the popular breakfast and after-school clubs – provide a well-rounded education, supported by excellent pastoral care. Together with my team of dedicated staff and governors, I invite you to visit the school to see for yourself the fantastic opportunities it offers your child.

Merryl Roberson

Headteacher

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SEND Information Report Q7

7. What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had (or are having)?

  • Part of our in-service training plan each year includes both whole and selected staff training in particular areas of special educational needs. For example specialist training in supporting social communication difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Our Inclusion Leader and Emotional Well Being Lead are also qualified SENCos both having completed the National Special Educational Needs Coordinator award,. The Inclusion Leader is also an Assistant Headteacher and part of the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that all staff training and support reflects SEN professional development needs within the school. Ongoing training and CPD 2018-19 for teaching /support staff include the following areas:
  • Safeguarding
  • Planning for SEND in the class context
  • Partnership focus - teaching and support staff working together in class to support the range of needs
  • Supporting Social Emotional and Mental Health needs
  • Supporting social communication needs in class
  • A particular focus for all staff and specialist training for particular members relates to comprehensive development of programme of support for children with a range of literacy difficulties
  • We are receiving a comprehensive CPD programme, alongside ongoing advice, support from Achieving for Children SEND consultant, beginning with whole school In service training developing a 'Dyslexia friendly school,' in September 2018 
  • Staff are regularly updated on matters relating to special educational needs and disability at weekly staff meetings and during in-service training days
  • Support staff (teaching assistants -TAs) have regular training, either alongside the teaching staff or training targeted at supporting individuals or groups of children with specific difficulties with whom they work. This training covers a wide range of areas including:
  • Speech and Language training
  • Supporting children with Autistic Spectrum conditions
  • Occupational Therapy training
  • Social communication programme - Socially Speaking
  • Therapeutic Stories
  • First aid

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