As a school for learners with intellectual disability, Thuthukani strongly supports staff development. Each new staff member receives an induction which covers the framework of South Africa’s policy on inclusion, as well as an introduction to the values we hold dear and the way we work at Thuthukani.
Teachers are kept up-to-date with the latest developments in curriculum delivery and best practices in the classroom. We have a weekly Autism Support Group and South African Sign Language lessons. Refresher courses on other topics are run whenever the need arises.
All Class Assistants and other support staff are included in specific training sessions for skill building and development.
Members of staff are encouraged and assisted to attend training courses run by the Department of Education as well other institutions or private bodies. The staff members who attend are then expected to filter the training they have received down to the rest of the staff in specially arranged training sessions.