At the academy we offer 30 minute CPD sessions weekly throughout the academic year. For the session attached we define SEND and discuss the responsibilities of teaching staff. HLTAs then shared examples of how to support students in the classroom linked to their own area of responsibility. Dyslexia strategies, literacy, numeracy. We promote weblinks and training opportunities.
We noticed an increased number of children who struggled to settle in to the school routine in the mornings. They were sometimes anxious to leave parents or unable to get down to work as easily as others. There didn’t seem to be any particular reasons or any set pattern amongst the children. Some were PP, some SEN, some from single parent families; a mix of backgrounds.