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On Wednesday 14th June 2017 some staff took part in some wonderful training delivered by Sharon Brown.  Sharon is an Occupational Therapist and works closely with children with sensory processing difficulties and sensory needs.  Several Teaching Assistants from Grove and Miss Merrett (SENCO) had a wonderful afternoon learning about "Sensory Circuits."

Participation in a short sensory motor circuit is a great way both to energise and settle children into the school day.  The aim is to focus concentration in readiness for the day’s learning. The circuit also encourages the development of the child’s sensory processing skills. Many children can benefit from attending a Sensory Circuit, even for a short period of time.  Different strategies of the Sensory Circuit can be used to support children at different times throughout the school day.  The circuits and activities can be easily adapted for the needs of each child.

We are looking forward to developing "Sensory Circuits" throughout our school over the next few months.

Below are some photographs of the activities staff were encouraged to take part in.  

On the 17th January 2017 we were lucky to have a visit from members of the outreach team from The Ashley Special School.  They set up a drop-in afternoon where staff could pop in to have a talk and look at different resources that aid and support children with various types of special educational needs.  The outreach staff from the Ashley school are very knowledgeable and it was a useful session to talk to them about different strategies and gain their expert advice.  Teaching assistants and teachers from across all areas in the school attended and reported that the session was useful and informative.  We plan to hold more of these sessions in the future.
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Last Tuesday (15/11/16) all staff within the school received Autism training delivered by the County Inclusive Resource team.  

 

Midday-supervisors, teaching assistants and teachers attended an amazing session about Autism Spectrum Condition and were provided with strategies and techniques to use.  Each session was tailored towards different job roles within the school, so every member of staff is now able to apply this knowledge everyday.  50 members of staff attended the training and the feedback from all was very positive.  

 

The activities carried out and information provided was encouraging and enabled everyone to think about their everyday practice with pupils.

 

Below are some photographs of a very positive and rewarding day!

Autism Training for all staff provided by County Inclusive Resource - 15/11/16

Autism Training for all staff provided by County Inclusive Resource - 15/11/16 1 Learning about "Social Rules" - The "Party Game"
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Autism Training for all staff provided by County Inclusive Resource - 15/11/16 3 Staff taking part in communication activities
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Autism Training for all staff provided by County Inclusive Resource - 15/11/16 6 An example of visual aids and support

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