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St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

Key Staff and Expertise

Key staff and expertise

We have a number of teaching assistants who are qualified to deliver the Educational Psychologist Approach to Literacy; members of staff who are trained to teach Success @ Arithmetic. The majority of teaching assistants are trained in delivering Precision Teaching sessions and we also have a bilingual teaching assistant.  Staff are constantly updating their pedagogy to meet the needs of individual children. To achieve this, teachers and support staff attend training courses run by a range of outside agencies.

They include the following:

  • Child protection training Level 1 and 2
  • Epi-Pen Training
  • Asthma Awareness
  • Speech and Language
  • Precision Teaching (Dr Vanessa Willis, Educational Psychologist)
  • Attachment Training
  • Emotional Coaching and Support (Youth Emotional Support Services)
  • Autism Awareness Training Tier One (Teachers and LSAs) and Tier Two (selected staff)
  • Rainbows Bereavement Support

 External agencies

We work closely with a number of local services to help consider and select a range of evidence-based and effective teaching approaches, appropriate equipment, strategies and interventions in order to support the child’s progress. They include:


Educational Psychologist (EP)


Speech and Language Therapist

Staffordshire Special Educational Needs Support Service (SENSS)


MEAS (Multi-Ethnic Advisory Service)


Midland Psychology (after an accepted referral)


Paediatricians and Paediatric Specialist Nurse

Autism Outreach Team (after an accepted referral)

Child and adolescent mental health service – CAMHS

Occupational Therapist

Family Support Workers


Traveller Services (For pupils of the travelling community)