The Opportunity to Achieve
Many students join Treloar's having found it difficult to achieve success in their chosen areas of interest or at their ability level due to lack of facilities, equipment or indeed sufficient support, whether technical or personal. When they join Treloar's those barriers are quickly dismantled and we find that many students suddenly discover talents they didn't recognise they had. These may be academic, in music, art, drama or sport. All students achieve a nationally recognised assessment at a level most appropriate for them but which stretches their performance annually. This may be from entry levels through to GCSE and A levels.
Our partnerships enable our students to achieve their full potential in a wide variety of areas of interest.
We have close links to local community schools with whom we share events and facilities, including Andrews' Endowed Primary School and Amery Hill Academy. We also partner with Alton College, the local mainstream further education college, to provide both a greater range of vocational and A level curriculum choice. This link is long-standing with Treloar College and has been strengthened by the addition of the Post 16 offer at the School. Alton College is one of the few colleges to have been judged Outstanding in most areas by Ofsted in 2009.
We work with the Royal College of Music band called V Brass and their RCM Junior Department which one of our College students attends. The music department also works closely with Drake Music, who have written the new course specifically designed for disabled students. In addition we regularly work with bands as part of our music and drama curriculum as part, for example, of our whole school production. Recent productions have included Oliver and The Lion King.
Our students celebrated our move to Holybourne and use of the new hall by participating in a dance workshop led by Stop Gap Dance Company. GCSE dance students from Eggar's School were also invited to take part and worked together to perform a wonderful piece at the end of the day for the entire School to enjoy!
New to the School and College this year, we have an outdoor multi sports surface which has proven very popular.
Many of our students take part in annual regional competitions hoping to represent Treloar's at a national level. Sports include boccia, swimming, table cricket and athletics. We have been very successful and had competitors from each of the above sports compete at national events.
Continuing our on-going Outreach Programme our PE department will donate time to work with local schools to educate mainstream schools in disability sports and continue the Paralympic legacy.
Boccia continues to be very popular at Treloar's and we have students playing at national and international level. Past students have been medal winners at the Paralympics and several current students aspire to reach Rio on 2016. We are also part of the Pan Disability League in which schools from across our region will compete together to find the regional champion who will then go on and compete nationally. Athletes do not have to fit into the usual boccia classifications to compete in this league.