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.
“Looking back to the girl who arrived at Jigsaw in 2017, who had strong opinions, but no way of saying yes or no…fast forward to 2023 and we have a teen who can do this and so much more.” (Jigsaw Parent 2023)
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 by visiting the CABAS page on this website (under the main Teaching & Learning tab on the menu bar). To find out more directly from the CABAS website, please click on cabasschools.org
Staff at Jigsaw CABAS School have the opportunity to work through 10 different CABAS ranks and receive certification from the CABAS Board. Completion of the CABAS Teacher 1 rank gives staff the opportunity to become full members of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis (UK-SBA). All staff from Jigsaw School who have completed one of the CABAS Teaching ranks are listed on the CABAS website. CABAS Ranked Teaching Assistants can be found HERE. CABAS Ranked Teachers can be found HERE. CABAS Ranked Behaviour Analysts can be found HERE. CABAS Ranked Research Scientists can be found HERE.
The UKBA(cert) is a post-graduate level certification in behaviour analysis. Practitioners with a UKBA(cert) have completed approved, post-graduate coursework in behaviour analysis, documented supervised experience, and have a masters degree. UKBA(cert) is the highest level of certification offered by the UK-SBA.
The following staff at Jigsaw have achieved the UKBA(cert):
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
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 – https://www.nicholls.edu/education/graduate-programs/curriculum-and-instruction-m-ed/. The following staff at Jigsaw CABAS School have achieved this qualification or have a Masters in Behaviour Analysis from another university:
Hannah Stockford (Bangor University)
Chloe Mason (Tizard Centre, University of Kent)
Jayne Lobley (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Hayley Locke (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Further details on all vacancies, training and other benefits can be found on our main Jigsaw Trust website (current vacancies tab). Click here to be redirected.
Live and on-demand webinars targeted towards those with an interest in the strategic science of teaching, CABAS or the application of behaviour analysis are now available via the Foundation for the Advancement of a Strategic Science of Teaching (FASST) website. The webinars are designed to introduce and/or further the knowledge of the strategic science of teaching, verbal behaviour development theory and/or the application of behaviour analysis.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available as follows: Learning CEUs are awarded to those who hold a certification from the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB); CABAS CEUs are awarded to those that hold a CABAS rank credential.
Visit: https://www.scienceofteaching.org to view upcoming webinars and for details of booking.
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.