Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

The TCS Hub is the base for our student support provision, incorporating aspects of SEND support (special educational needs and disabilities) and inclusion. 

The Hub team includes 7 experienced Learning Coaches, two Teaching Assistant, an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and our SENDCo.

The Hub works closely with the pastoral team to ensure that students receive the bespoke support that they require to become independent and resilient learners.  Programmes of support will vary, depending on students’ needs but could include:

  • Paired reading & Literacy support
  • Numeracy support
  • Comic strip conversations – promoting emotional literacy
  • Social skills support
  • Teaching Assistant support in a lesson
  • Break time and lunchtime supervision and support
  • ELSA provision – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
  • Pastoral support
  • Support through external agencies such as Educational Psychologist, CAMHS, Speech and Language Therapist

SENDCo: Ms Hall-Vidler a.hall-vidler@testbourne.school
Senior Teaching Assistant: Mrs Preston b.preston@testbourne.school

Further information

ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) - www.addiss.co.uk

ASD (Austistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger Syndrome and Social Communication Difficulties) - www.nas.org.uk

Auditory Processing Disorder (people who do process what is being said to them) - www.apduk.org.uk

Down's Syndrome - www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Dyslexia and Discalculia - www.iamdyslexic.com

Speech and Language Impairments - www.afasic.org.uk

Rare Disorders - www.bpsu.inopsu.com

Information sheets on a wide range of learning difficulties eg. dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Asperger Syndrome - www.oaasis.co.uk

Contact a family: information, support and advice on a very wide range of disabilities - www.cafamily.org.uk