Over the course of undertaking the role of LBL, I have undertaken various training sessions with IOA including metacognition, social and emotional learning, SEN in schools, improving behaviour in schools and more. By joining this training, I have been able to develop my knowledge and skills to approach this role.
I have worked with the inclusion team to identify students with barriers to learning that may benefit from additional support. We were able to identify students that struggle both inside the classroom and outside the classroom during social times. After identifying the students, I was then required to identify the type of support needed and the best course of action to take.
Writing the action plan helped to show how we could implement the right support for the students identified, whether individual students or targeted groups. By identifying the support we could use in school, I was able to identify a course of action to give these students the best support and opportunities. I have adapted the plan along the way where the needs of the student/school has changed. I have considered the interventions and used a person centred approach when applying this. I have been able to work with the senior leadership team to also ensure that we are making the most of this opportunity. Ensuring that they agreed with the actions being taken for the students.
I have also been able to share with some colleagues the knowledge I have learned which has helped them to develop their own adapted strategies. As a school, we have been able to use the funding to help implement the strategies or at least put the money towards some of the interventions used where the cost is greater than the funding.