Staff Training

All permanent staff at Meadowfield school receive the following training over their first year:

  • A bespoke Induction Programme
  • Safeguarding, online safety and Prevent

Mandatory training for All Teaching Staff (Teacher’s and TA’s) including:

  • PROACT SCIPr UK® Introductory and Foundation Courses (12hr)
  • Manual Handling Training

All staff get access to The WeCanAccess Academy where they can further develop their knowledge of accessibility issues.


We train the majority of staff in the following areas:

  • First Aid Training (Outdoor First Aid, Paediatric First Aid)
  • Makaton and BSL
  • Medical Training from an NHS Specialist Nursing Team
  • PECS and Communication
  • The Waldon Approach (Learning To Learn)
  • Senseology
  • Sensory Stories
  • Positive Eye – Positive Looking Literacy
  • Numicon
  • Phonics – Sounds Write
  • See & Learn - Reading Strategy
  • SEMH
  • Self-Regulation Approaches
  • Nurture
  • The IMPACTS Curriculum
  • Using TEACCH
  • Using Attention Autism

Other bespoke professional development:

  • Minibus Driver training
  • MOVE Training
  • ATSPRA - Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award
  • Rebound Therapy
  • Eye Gaze
  • Food Hygiene
  • Coaching into Appraisal
  • PROACT SCIPr UK® Instructor Training
  • NPQ - Courses

We also encourage staff to continue to develop throughout their careers and so often support staff to take part in other courses or training that supports their role within school. We will support staff to run action research projects as part of our drive to “Build a community of expertise”.