Whole School SEND Review resulting in whole school training, coaching at all levels and strategic planning

The support covered was comprehensive in that it formulated high quality strategic planning and translated this into reality, demonstrating in practical terms how to improve practice and provision. The quality of support and credibility of those we worked with motivated and engaged staff to ‘raise their game’ in an environment that was non-threatening, yet stimulating and challenging. The support embraced the idea of Hargreaves & Fullan’s ‘Social Capital’ as partners complimented and ‘borrowed back’ ideas from our setting.

Emma Kerrigan Draper, Head teacher at Mason Moor Primary School


A Whole School Approach to Behaviour for Learning

Stuart Bonney (SIP Behaviour SLE) has delivered INSET training to support staff on behaviour for learning in the class room and a twilight session with teaching staff on working with children who have mental health issues.  Both sessions were very well presented, targeted perfectly to the audience and received well by all participants.  Staff are now more understanding of the needs of our children and are able to adapt their practise to meet the needs of the individual child, while maintaining a consistent approach to behaviour management. 

Stuart has also help in the development of the role of our Behaviour Inclusion Officer, providing tools to work with children on a 1-to-1 basis, developing their resilience and therefore their capacity to learn within the class. All of Stuart’s sessions have contributed to the significant improvement in behaviour for learning seen across the school.   This was recognised within our recent Ofsted Judgement of Good, July 2016.

Julia Roberts, Headteacher at Barncroft Primary


INSET Training on ‘Understanding and meeting the needs of lower ability pupils in Maths’

Following our Ofsted and own in school observations we purchased the support of Southampton Inclusion Partnership, who delivered two days of training on supporting lower attaining pupils in maths. The quality of this training was outstanding.

Firstly, it was totally bespoke to the needs of the school. They fully understood the issues and barriers that our teachers faced in the planning and teaching of maths. Secondly, the course challenged our current approach and made our teachers reflect, both new and highly experienced teachers. Thirdly, the course was totally practical and could translate to classroom practice. We had opportunities to try activities and could experience first hand how they could unlock understanding for our children. This included ‘tried and tested’ methods as well as new approaches such as ‘Singapore Maths’. Finally, the course made us consider our whole school approach to the teaching of maths, for example the use of questioning, teaching worded problems and multiplication tables. 

We are extremely grateful to Clare for the delivery of this training and would strongly recommend this resource to all schools in the city.

Robin Hayes, Inclusion Lead/SENCo at Fairisle Junior School