Jigsaw CABAS School is fortunate to have an incredible team of highly committed and caring staff, both in and out of the classroom. Our teaching staff, the dedicated team of administrative and Trust Shared Services staff, Governors and Trustees all share a common goal; that the Jigsaw CABAS School will improve the lives of every single child that walks through its doors.
The role and influence of the teaching staff are crucial factors in the promotion of high quality learning and teaching and the school performance management policy supports continuing professional development for all staff.
“The Jigsaw team support us at home as well. Jigsaw is the school of our dreams.” (Parent Quote 2019)
The quality of teaching is supported in the following ways: CABAS Board Certification of professional expertise in teaching; Teacher observations and Teacher Performance Rate and Accuracy (TPRA) and Continuing Professional Development for all teachers. All of the teaching staff at Jigsaw are required to work through a CABAS training programme to become certified with the CABAS Board.
Staff Training & CPD
CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) was originated over 40 years ago to develop a science of teaching. More information about CABAS and the different teaching ranks can be found in this downloadable “What is Behaviour Analysis & CABAS?” leaflet. To find out more directly from the CABAS website, please click on cabasschools.org
Jigsaw’s latest Certificant Registry can be viewed by clicking HERE.
The school also supports certification programmes with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to achieve Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) status. More information about this Board can be found at BACB.com.
The following staff at Jigsaw are Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBAs):
The school also supports certification programmes with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to achieve Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) status. More information about this can be found at BACB.com/rbt/.
The following staff at Jigsaw are Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs):
Andrea Roa Diaz
Maria Noguera Gonzalez
This rank was designed for teaching assistants or other entry level professionals who need to acquire basic prerequisite tacts and behaviours prior to initiating the CABAS® Teacher 1 rank. Modules are broken up into three categories: Verbal Behaviour About the Science, Contingency Shaped Repertoires, and Verbally Mediated Repertoires.
Andrea Roa Diaz
Maria Noguera Gonzalez
Jigsaw supports a number of full time CABAS teachers to complete a distance Masters Degree in High Incidence Disabilities and Behaviour Analysis from Nicholls State University, New Orleans, USA. The following staff at Jigsaw CABAS School have achieved this qualification or have a Masters in Behaviour Analysis from another university:
Katy Bryan (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Hannah Stockford (Bangor University)
Chloe Mason (Tizard Centre, University of Kent)
Philippa Da Silva
A full staff list, with qualifications, is available upon request from the main Administration Office. Please contact [email protected] or call 01483 273874.
Jigsaw staff (teaching and non teaching) also have the opportunity to join UK-SBA (UK Society for Behaviour Analysis) – a forum for behaviour analysts for accreditation, professional development, continuing education and networking, and serves as an advocate body in public debate on issues relating to behaviour analysis.
The UK-SBA promotes the ethical and effective application of the principles of behaviour and learning to a wide range of areas including education, rehabilitation and health care, business, and the community and is committed to maintaining the availability of high-quality evidence-based professional behaviour analysis practice in the UK. The Society also promotes and supports the academic field of behaviour analysis within the UK both in terms of university-based training, research and practice. Visit: uk-sba.org for more details.