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What is the expertise of staff and how do we train staff?

Staff at Lark Rise Academy have a range of expertise and skill level in working with children.  All staff attend training sessions which are carefully planned by the Executive Headteacher and Head of School to target areas of development and training need.  All staff have participated in whole school ASD (Autism) Awareness Training.  Teams within the school have also participated in training courses run internally and by external agencies including the Makaton Charity, Specialist Teacher for Children with Down Syndrome, Team Teach Training, Theraplay by Jigsaw and Precision Teaching.  The SENDCo has completed the National Accredited Training Qualification for SEND Co-ordination.   We also have a fully qualified Play Therapist who works in school one day a week.