Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Mrs Claire Ewart, supported by Mrs Katie Webb.
Our SEND Learning champion is Mrs Jo Ascroft
Our SEND link governor is Dr Jasmin Tregidga
At Threemilestone School we value all children. We believe that our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have an equal right to an education that enables them to develop fully. We firmly believe that supporting children with SEND is a whole-school responsibility and we aim to do this through high quality teaching, early identification of SEN and collaboration between leaders, teachers, support staff, external agencies and most importantly families.
Children with additional needs are identified through a combination of observations of the children as individual within their classrooms by our experienced staff, tracking the outcomes of assessments and through discussions with parents.
We respond to children’s diverse learning needs and enable through scaffolding and adaptation more suitable learning challenges to be set for all. It is clear that everyone is on a journey and that journey will take different speeds, and each child will have different obstacles in their way. It is an adventure which we embrace.
Children who have special educational needs such as learning, speech and language or physical difficulties, will be monitored and supported on Pupil Record of Need. Together with their families, they’ll have termly meetings with the class teacher to review progress towards set targets, discuss new targets and the strategies needed both at home and school to enable the children to achieve. The school has an online platform called Provision Map where all of this information is then shared with families.
If you have any concerns, or wish to discuss your child’s learning , please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance and then should you require further information please contact Mrs Ewart or Mrs Webb via the school office.
This page has further documents such as the School’s Local offer and Information report as well as links to agencies for support within Cornwall which may be useful.
“As the assessors moved around the school, they were acknowledged with a smile and a greeting. The pupils who led the school tour were confident, passionate and highly enthusiastic about their learning. They are a real credit to the setting. They were able to tell us in detail about their past and current learning and discussed the many strategies and resources they had access to in order for them to achieve to their potential.”
We are thrilled to share with our school community the report from our recent success in gaining the Inclusive, Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark status. We are really excited to have the hard work and commitment to inclusivity celebrated as we put so much value in this aspect of our children’s lives. Thank you to our whole staff team and our Governing Body to sharing this passion and dedication for doing the very best we can do – for ALL children.
CLICK HERE for the full report
“Staff work hard with pupils and parents to create a sense of community. Pupils are highly valued, their needs come first and provision is detailed and personalised”
At Threemilestone School we value all children. We believe that our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have an equal right to an education that enables them to develop fully. Through high quality assess, plan, so and review procedures we aim to:
At Threemilestone School, supporting children with SEND is a whole-school responsibility. Through high quality teaching, early identification and collaboration between leaders, teachers, support staff, external agencies and families, children with SEND will be supported to succeed through:
Clear transition processes are in place for movement between year groups, key stages and on to secondary school. Class teachers and teaching assistants spend at least 2 sessions with their new classes prior to two whole school moving up days. There is a good relationship with the local secondary school and information is shared about all of the children and all of the children attend a transition day. Enhanced transitions are provided for those identified as being more likely to find the process challenging. This can include extra time getting to know the staff and new classroom, extra meetings with parents/carers, opportunities for enriching activities, or photos and visual aids to discuss with their parents. All children with an EHCP are provided with a transition booklet which they can access over the summer holidays.
The impact of the provision outlined above will be as detailed below. This impact will be monitored regularly and fed back to governors at least annually.
Whole Class Teaching strategies
Examples of SEND adaptations across the school day:
SEND adaptations @ TMS
Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer aims to hold all the information relevant to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in one place. It will tell you everything you need to know in order to make informed choices about the support your child receives. Visit the Cornwall SEND Local Offer website for more details.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Team: email@example.com
Cognition and Learning Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearing Support Team: email@example.com
Physical and Medical Needs Advisory Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision Support Team: email@example.com
Read to and with your child as much as possible. It is important that they continue to engage with books, and continue to develop a love of reading. Check the learning area of the website for weekly English learning activities provided by your child’s teachers. Ms Teagle is also sharing ‘Teagle’s tips’ videos in the TMS staff learning tips section – these will be great for some of those tricky words that lots of children find a challenge. The children can all still access spelling shed and below is a list of some websites/resources which might also be useful.
https://www.education.com/games/spelling/ lots of interactive spelling games
http://www.playkidsgames.com/memoryGames.htm – working memory games
https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/memory-games-for-kids – working memory games – not computer based
https://www.themeasuredmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/say-the-sound-games-TMM.pdf – printable games to improve phonemic awareness with younger childrenhttps://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevense – David Walliams (and friends) will be reading stories every day at 11am.
Helpful as well for children with, and difficulties similar to, an ASD diagnosis.
https://mommypoppins.com/ny-kids/99-sensory-activities-for-any-child – ideas for sensory activities that can be done at home
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B86bxhFxYKGzR2paQkdhSl9sUUk/view – heavy work activity ideas – some of them even involve jobs around the house!!
https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse – Oti Mabuse will be streaming live dance classes daily for children at 11.30 am – this might be fun for you all to have a go at!
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Free activities including breathing exercises, meditation and more lively activities too. These are ideal for younger children.
Below are some resources to help you support your child: structuring their day, using their emotions have a look at the previous tab, to help manage their sensory needs.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-081-visual-timetable-for-home – visual timetable to print and use at home
If you have a child who has a formal Speech and Language programme then you should have been sent a copy of this by the therapist. If you do not have this, then contact Mrs Ewart via firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be able to scan and send you a copy. If you are able to do this programme at least 3 times a week then this would be great.
Below are a couple of links to some free resources which might also be of use at home.
Please click on the link to download the Accessibility Plan: