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Training and Development

In April 2014 Chapel Green School was designated a National Support School (NSS) and set up Encompass the inclusive Teaching School.

An alliance supported by 8 other schools (2 secondary, 4 primary and 2 further complex schools).

In October 2016, 3 of these schools were designated national Teaching Schools, who still jointly lead Encompass.

Chapel Green School, however remains a full member of the alliance.

Our school is able to draw on a wealth of experience within their own work force and from other expertise across the Encompass alliance to support schools and individuals.

Chapel Green School currently has specific staff designated as:

  • System Leaders - Headteacher
  • Local Leader of Education with focus on SEN and inclusion - Assistant Headteacher
  • Leading Practitioner – with focus on Continual Professional Development

A team of fully trained teachers and support staff for:

  • Norfolk Steps
  • Moving and Handling
  • Medical Clinical Assistants
  • Family Support Worker
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Communication and Interaction
  • External Accreditation
  • Signalong Tutor
  • Attention Autism
  • Rebound Therapy

Continuing Professional Development in Chapel Green School

Staff join Chapel Green with a variety of previous experience and qualifications.

We aim to equip them with the skills they need to fulfil their role as quickly as possible as well as encouraging them to reach their full potential over time.

In-house training for classroom staff includes Norfolk Steps, Manual handling and Communication Strategies including Signalong. We also try to ensure that each class base has staff who are additionally trained to meet the needs within their different curricular routes, including pupils with Profound and Multiple learning disabilities including multi-sensory impairment (Pre-Formal).

Staff are trained when necessary to administer emergency medication and non-oral feeding to pupils in their classes. Administrative and other non-classroom staff also receive training to equip them for their roles and develop their skills.

All members of staff are included in the school’s Performance Management process whereby individual professional development needs and interests are identified and matched up with the wider needs of the school, as detailed in the School Development and Improvement Plan.