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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

The Learning Development Team

Welcome to the Learning Development Department

Staff  
Assistant Headteacher/SENCO Mr Ring
Learning Development Manager Mrs Dobson
Learning Development Department Administrator Ms Barry
School & Community Liaison Officer Mrs Lamb

Training

At Rooks Heath we are constantly striving for continous professional development for our staff.  Our team are encouraged to develop their skills and can attend a wide range of courses at different locations.  Some of the training courses we have undertaken so far are:-

  • City & Guilds Level 2, Level 3 and Dipolma in Supporting teaching and learning in Schools from Shaftesbury High School Professional Development Centre.
  • Harrow Educational Psychology Services delivered Emotional Literacy Support and Assistance (ELSA)training.
  • Short courses to help us enhance our working practice, for example a team member is currently attending an 'Engaging BME and Refugee Communities' course which will help them in their practice working alongside and supporting different communities.
  • Level 2 and 3 Award in Communication Support for Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ELKLAN).

Postgraduate Students

We are also a professional base where postgraduate students are welcomed into our department and may work with some of our students. We have a great relationship with the University of Connecticut (UConn) and for many years, a small group of American students studying for their Masters degrees join us for a term.  Trainee Educational Psychologists who are studying for their Doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology join us as part of their High School placement in their first year.