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.
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!