Treloar School staff earn new qualifications

Sept. 13, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

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2017 has been an exciting time for Treloar School as three of its teachers, Beth Arnott, Chris Butler and Debbie Hobbs, have gained new qualifications.

Beth and Debbie have both earned the nationally recognised SSAT Lead Practitioner accreditation. Throughout the year long programme, both worked to develop their skills in certain areas of working with students and staff around the communication and language of students with complex needs. Each had to complete a project which involved liaising with other staff as well as outside organisations. Debbie worked with, amongst others, the Health Centre, the Chaplain and the Alton Library on her project titled ‘Promoting Communication, Language and Literacy’. Beth has worked with the teaching team to implement strategies to support reading for students with complex needs. She developed a template to support students in assemblies and whole school events using symbols.

Chris gained his National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) in January 2017 after 18 months of work. The qualification, which helps develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to be a highly effective senior leader in a school, involved a four module assessment and completion of an internally set project looking at how to monitor student progress using assessment strategies.

Congratulations to all!