Are your staff trained to support the needs of my child?
At St Francis we hold a weekly staff workshop. These are used to ensure staff have up-to-date knowledge to teach children of all abilities. Sometimes training is run by specialists e.g. Epipen training or training by a member of the Communication and Autism Team. We also have 5 INSET days each year that provide longer, more detailed training opportunities. Our Teaching Assistants receive regular training in a range of skills from Mrs Hadley.
St Francis uses a range of strategies to monitor the progress of children and to ensure that effective teaching is in place for all pupils. We do this through:
•Tracking your child’s progress through termly pupil progress meetings with the class teacher.
•Book scrutiny’s for all classes with constructive feedback to teachers.
•Classroom observations and learning walks, including monitoring the learning environment.