Newquay Tretherras School operates an admission policy whereby all students are treated as equal. We liase closely with our partner primary schools so that student progress can be monitored from infants school. Our building has access, to most areas, for wheelchair users, and has implemented a rolling programme of improvements from September 2002 as set out in the Disabilities Discrimination Act. We aim to enhance the education of all students with special needs by providing the ethos that a whole school policy brings with it, without losing sight of the fact that some students need extra support to achieve. All teachers have a responsibility to special needs students and the Learning Support Department aims to provide the support that staff, students and parents may need.
We have regular meetings with the Educational Psychologist, CAMHS, Social Care and LA Support Services.
The number of students on the Record of Need varies during the year as reviews take place. The key to meeting the needs of students lies in flexibility, the effective deployment and use of support staff, the support of the governing body, parental involvement, contact with outside agencies, supporting and advising colleagues and the ability to see the potential of every student.