What does Treloar's do?
Treloar's is a nursery, school and college for physically disabled young people providing integrated education, therapy, medical and care support to both day and residential students.
Who does Treloar's provide for?
We provide education to young people with wide ranging physical and learning disabilities from age 2 – 25 years of age. Students may be working at pre-entry level right the way up to level 3 (A level equivalent). http://www.treloar.org.uk/about-us/
How can I start using Treloar's?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a visit and to learn more about what Treloar's can offer your child. A placement at Treloar's will usually start in September but we do take students throughout the year. We also offer outreach and family support services in the wider community.
How are decisions made about who can come to Treloar's?
The decision about a placement at Treloar's is usually made by the parent and student on the basis of an assessment carried out by our professional multi -disciplinary team. Some students are funded privately but most are funded as part of an agreement with the local authority. The decisions on funding can link to the Statement of Special Needs or the Education Health Care Plan.
How does Treloar's know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person needs extra help?
When a student joins Treloar's the multi-disciplinary team undertake regular reviews of the students' needs throughout the year some of these are more formal than others. Parents and other people who support the student have lots of opportunity to meet the team working with the student. Any change in needs is identified as part of this process and we will work to implement and where possible seek additional funding for those needs.
We have a number of ways in which we formally and informally review student progress throughout the year. This includes:
- Annual review meetings
- Parents' days
- Updated Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
- Student reports
- End of year report
- Leavers reports
How will early year's specialist staff support my child/young person?
Treloar School has received approval from DfE/Ofsted to offer Early Years education to young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties from September 2014. Early Years education is only available on a part time non-residential basis but those enrolled with have access to the same comprehensive range of professional staff, services and facilities available to all our students in addition to dedicated Early Years specialist support. We also provide an early year's family support service, BELONG, which provide support and training to parents and access to therapy led sessions. See http://www.treloar.org.uk/behaviour-engage-learn-observe-nurture-guidance-belong/ for further details.
How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
Treloar's enables physically disabled students to access the curriculum by providing fully accessible facilities and equipment, adjusting the timetable and lessons to meet learning and physical care needs and by providing the appropriate technology and adaptations to encourage independence.
How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child/young person's learning?
At Treloar's every student will have an individually agreed programme which integrates their education, independence skills, therapy and other support. These will be delivered holistically for each individual student working with their own Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Each student's programme is broken down into a system of aims, objectives and targets, which are all recorded on our on-line student record system.
In addition to the normal system of annual reports and reviews we are able to provide real time information on a young person's curriculum progress and achievements to parents for example through the use of the dedicated parents area on our Virtual Learning Environment.
We encourage parents to get involved in a young person's education where relevant.
Our BELONG (http://www.treloar.org.uk/behaviour-engage-learn-observe-nurture-guidance-belong/) family support group in conjunction with our Parents' Association also offer training and information days.
What support will there be for my child/young person's well-being?
Each member of our staff has the student's well-being at the centre of their role supported by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals on-site.
Every student has a Multi-Disciplinary Team consisting of the following staff:
- Support assistants
- Residential team leader
- Occupational therapist
- Speech & language therapist
In addition many students will be involved with other specialist staff such as:
- House nurses
- Transition workers
- Specialist tutors
- Visual impairment advisors
- Assistive technologists
- Educational psychologists
- Orthopaedic consultants
- Dental service
- Active design (Wheelchair) service
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by Treloar's?
Treloar's is able to provide holistic support to your child with therapists, nurses, dieticians, counsellors, assistive technologists, educational psychologists and sensory impairment advisors all available on-site.
We also have a GP service which runs clinics on-site, visiting orthopaedic consultants, orthotists every Wednesday from Basingstoke, opticians, dental service and active design (Wheelchair) service.
What training are the staff supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) had or are having?
A full programme of mandatory training is in place for all staff covering all the essential skills for their roles. Teaching staff are of course all fully qualified and hold a range of specialist qualifications.
All our care and class support staff have an appropriate Level 3 qualification or are working towards achieving this.
There is also an extensive programme of specialist qualifications and training available which enables all staff to be more effective in working in the student focussed multi-disciplinary manner, which the Treloar's approach requires.
How will my child young person be included in activities outside the class room including school trips?
All our students are fully involved in activities outside of the classroom. There is a vibrant programme of enrichment activities with regular visits and residential trips available to all. All activities are planned around the students' needs and preferences.
How accessible is the Treloar's environment?
Treloar's School and College are located on a single purpose built campus at Holybourne close to the thriving market town of Alton. The campus is fully accessible with a high proportion of the facilities on our site being built over the last 10 years.
The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities which include:
- Specialist classrooms
- Enterprise and life skills laboratories
- Specialist art and photography rooms
- Technology Hub
- Drama hall and facilities
- Well-equipped therapy suites
- A fully equipped health centre
- Residential houses offering a home-from-home feel offering first-class care
- Sports facilities for a wide range of accessible sports
- Swimming and hydrotherapy pools.
How will Treloar's prepare and support my child/young person to join or transfer to the next stage of life?
We work closely with both feeder schools and families to ensure that students are supported fully in their move to Treloar's. After which we put the development of independence and placement goals as a key priority for our students. As students approach transition points both within Treloar's and as they prepare to leave us our Transition team work closely to ensure the success of their next steps in life.
How are Treloar's resources allocated and matched to children's/young/people's special educational needs and how is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Our assessment process matches needs to resource allocation within Treloar's and the on-going review by internal teams allows flexibility to meet changing or urgent needs. In addition to standard funding allocations Treloar's as a charity has an active fundraising team which raises additional funds for elements such as assistive technology.
How are parents involved?
Parents/carers are viewed as a partner in the whole process from assessment, through their time with Treloar's and into transition. We are seeking to demonstrate our commitment to working with and supporting parents through the achievement of the Leading Parent Partnership award which sets exacting standards in this area. Our approach includes:
BELONG (http://www.treloar.org.uk/school/from-2-16-years/belong/) – the Parent and Child Group for pre-school children
- Parents' coffee mornings
- Termly drop in sessions providing an opportunity to talk to other parents with advice and support offered by Treloar Parents Association.
- Workshops on topics such as Education Health and Care plans, play, early communication and moving on.
- Training for parents which includes manual handling, eating and drinking transition, mental health and other issues of concern identified by parents.
Who can I contact for further information?
For a School prospectus, application form or to schedule a visit, please contact Hannah Bufton on 01420 547747 or at email@example.com
For a College prospectus, application form or to schedule a visit, please contact Kim Penfold on 01420 547425 or at firstname.lastname@example.org