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Our trans-disciplinary approach

TreeHouse School has 140 members of qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic staff who work together to create a positive and supportive environment for our pupils.

Our trans-disciplinary team roles include: 

  • Qualified teachers and class leaders who plan, teach, assess and lead on learning in the classroom
  • Behaviour analysts (BAs) who assess, design and lead on functional behaviour support plans to help pupils overcome barriers to learning
  • Speech and language therapists (SaLTs) who assess and deliver support programmes to pupils to help develop their communication and social interaction skills
  • Occupational therapists (OTs) who assess and deliver support programmes to pupils to help them manage sensory issues and develop functional life skills.

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Teaching and behaviour support staff who work under the guidance of teachers, class leads and the BAs, SaLTs and OTs; they are responsible for individual behaviour support and learning plans, using teaching techniques based upon the principles of behaviour analysis.

Our BAs and OTs assess each pupil’s strengths and difficulties. They then devise individual learning plans that cover areas such as fine motor activities, movement breaks and sensory regulation activities. These plans are then built into their curriculum.

All staff receive regular training and support to ensure that they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively with all pupils. Staff are regularly supervised and supported.

We also invest in continuous professional development, including an in-house, autism-specific training programme, teacher training via Schools Direct, training and talks from external experts, and the opportunity for postgraduate study.