Staff Training and Development

All members of teaching and support staff have regular opportunities to access Continuing Professional Development (CPD) both inside and outside of school. Staff members are encouraged to undertake further study in different areas of specialism, including SEND.

 Mrs S Boland – Assistant Vice Principal/SENCO

  • National Award for SEN Coordination
  • Specialist Leader of Education – SEND
  • Masters in teaching and learning
  • PGC in Teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) within the school context
  • Associate membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) – Specialist teacher status

 Mrs A Boyle – Assistant SENCO

  • PGC in Teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) within the school context
  • Associate membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) – Specialist teacher status

 Miss M Willis- Teacher of the Vulnerable & SEND

  • Foundation Degree Counselling- New College Durham
  • Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

 Miss A McCarthy- Social, Emotional & Mental Health HLTA

  • BSc Psychology (2:1)- Sunderland University
  • MSc Occupational Psychology (Commendation) – Northumbria University

 Miss M King – Communication and Interaction HLTA

  • Psychology MSc- University of East London
  • Media Culture BA(hons)
  • Level 1 Introduction to Autism – Phoenix School
  • Level 1 Understanding Challenging Behaviour in Autism – Phoenix School

Mrs N Coates –Teaching Assistant

  • Level 3 CACHE Teaching Assistant Qualification
  • HLTA status (Technology)

 Mr M Hindhaugh – Teaching Assistant

  • BA (hons) Degree Biology- Newcastle university

 Miss K Clark- Teaching Assistant

  • Level 2 Understanding Autism
  • Level 3 Support in Teaching & Learning

Mrs N Barron- Teaching Assistant

  • Level 1 Certificate in Challenging Behaviour
  • Moving and Handling Training
  • Invigilator Trained

 Miss A Paterson- Teaching Assistant

  • BA (hons) Degree In Childhood studies and Guidance and Counselling- Northumbria University

Miss S Whitfield- Apprentice Teaching Assistant

  • Working towards: Level 3 support in Teaching & Learning