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Staff training & CPD

Wellbeing Conference


A number of Senior Staff attended a range of seminars that focused around promoting wellbeing across large organisations. looking at promoting staff resilience, motivation and productivity. Key information from this conference helped develop an action plan, aiming to increase staff wellbeing, evident through mood KPI on Celpax.

Arts Award


The most recent Arts Award training with SEN FOCUS has enabled Christos to become a Bronze & Silver Arts Award Adviser, hence being able to facilitate the delivery of Bronze and Silver Arts Award activities in our setting. He can now organise projects for the students working towards Bronze and Silver awards which are equivalent to Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. Our school is registered as an Arts Award Centre in Newham and can provide our young learners with essential creative skills and employability skills to pursue future professional development in Arts organisations and centres. Through last year's Arts Award project, we already have two former JFK students who have been contacted by ActionSpace in order to work at their studio.

Complex Needs and Participation


Gemma attended CPD training on Complex Needs and Participation.  Here are the objectives of the course:
  • enable practitioner to extend their understanding of autism in relation to pupils with complex needs.
  • provide practical strategies to support practitioners as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of effective autism practice 
  • enable practitioners to reflect on and evaluate their own practice in relation to EHC planning for a pupil with complex needs 


Halima attended a half day course on Numicon to gain a better understanding on how to effectively use the resources to introduce counting and the four operations to her students.  The course developed her confidence in using Numicon to teach students how to count as well as quantify numbers.  In addition to this, she is now able to teach subtraction and the times tables effectively.

Vision and Values


Monday 4th September - INSET Day 


Training on whole school Vision and Values was delivered to all staff on the first day back. Staff explored in depth what the vision of the school is and how this translates into everyday practice. Staff further explored the values of the school and how these core principles support the development of the school. 

'Play' delivered by Kirstyn, S&LT and Tara, OT Beckton and JFK Middle Leaders


Play is as aspect of the primary curriculum that supports and builds on the interests of the students through exciting and meaningful learning experiences.  Play is essential to pupil development as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of the students. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for pupils to engage in peer interaction encouraging self-confidence and providing the ability to build positive friendships.

Play in the Primary Curriculum

Play in the Primary Curriculum 1
Play in the Primary Curriculum 2

Training on the Engagement Profile - September 2016

Eating and Drinking Support

Eating and Drinking Support 1 Dinner staff, teaching assistants and teachers all took part in eating and drinking training with our speech and language therapists to further their understanding of risks associated with eating and drinking difficulties and how to best support students

Inset Days - Communication

Staff Signalong Training

Staff Signalong Training 1
Staff Signalong Training 2
Staff Signalong Training 3