The Inclusion Centre at TPS (formerly MacArthur House) will be launched in September 2020, its aim, to provide bespoke support for students who are experiencing difficulties within mainstream school.
As well as providing support for students at TPS it is also part of the provision for students in the Communities Academy Trust, Telford Hub, who have additional learning needs (including SEND) which are particularly focussed around behaviour.
Our aim at TPS is for all students to become Global Citizens and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to become positive, responsible members of society. We want them to be able to make a positive contribution to our school community and society as a whole and have the confidence to achieve their potential in whatever setting they choose. We have high expectations of all students but acknowledge that we all develop and mature at different times and understand that some students may need extra help and support to reach their goals.
Students may access the Inclusion Centre on either a part-time or full-time basis dependent on need. Assessments of students social, emotional and mental health needs are identified prior to their placement to ensure an appropriate programme of support is in place for the individual students. It is anticipated that all students will remain part of the mainstream school setting and we hope that following an appropriate period of intervention which is carefully monitored and supported by the Inclusion Centre Staff most students will transition back into mainstream lessons.
The Inclusion Centre will offer a variety of support programmes ranging from one to one Therapeutic Intervention to small group interventions focussing on different areas of need. Students who work full-time in the Inclusion Centre will continue to access the core subjects of Maths, English and Science alongside other foundation subjects. Students in KS4 will follow appropriate GCSE's and Vocational subjects to enable them to achieve the qualifications necessary for them to continue their education Post 16.
The Inclusion Centre is staffed by specialist teaching and support staff who have expertise in supporting students in a range of emotional and social support programmes.