Services for Schools
We offer specialist Educational Development services that can support educational settings and their pupils to develop the skills, strategies, and confidence to fulfil their potential.
From providing assistance for setting up Exam Access Arrangements, to handwriting services, plus training and consultancy for teams, TCT can offer strategic advice and practical support across all areas of Educational Development.
Our dedicated team offers an extensive range of services, training and consultancy to assist both individuals and settings.
Please find the full range of TCT's Educational Development services for schools outlined below.
SENCO Support & Consultation
We offer a supportive service dedicated to SENCos. Delivered by TCT’s education specialists, our SENCo Consultation and Support Service enable you to access our experience and understanding of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) as and when you need it.
The service is here for when you have a question or an issue you want to work through around SEND in education. We also support schools/SENDCos to navigate the EHCP application process
The support we offer is based on the team's extensive experience, knowledge and skills across SEND and education. It provides SENCos with an opportunity for open and collaborative problem solving, completion of core tasks; development of plans, along with the chance to share the load with experienced, compassionate, and focused practitioners.
Training and consultation are also delivered by our specialist team, to assist with CPD and trouble-shooting needs.
TCT's SENCo team offers an extensive range of support and services, please find full details outlined in the brochure below.
As specialist educational consultants, we offer strategic advice and practical support to advise on all aspects of education including SEN provision, assessments, interventions, exams, resources and professional services.
We can provide assistance in a variety of ways, allowing education providers to access a complete package of consultancy from a single provider. Along with consultancy services, we provide training.
The TCT team has significant experience and in-depth knowledge. With qualified educational psychologists, teachers and SENCos bringing their combined experience, we have a wide range of knowledge to support EYFS, Primary and Secondary schools, as well as Further Education settings.
Please find full details of our Educational Development Consultancy service in the brochure below.
Exam Access Arrangements
Exam Access Arrangements (EAAs) are the reasonable adjustments that can be made for a student/exam candidate. These may include extra time, permission to use assistive technology, scribe, rest breaks or practical assistance.
The service is available for secondary schools to assist children and young people with SEN. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) who oversee EAA for GCSE and A-Level qualifications, and requires that the process of determining EAA is carried out in collaboration between the school/college and specialist assessor.
It is delivered by Sarah Alderson, a qualified EAA assessor with a Level 7 Postgraduate Award of Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements. Sarah can undertake standardised assessments which meet JCQ requirements, work with schools and colleges to complete part 2 of Form 8, and advise on any relevant and appropriate EAA.
Full details of our EAA service are outlined in the brochure below.
TCT offers a comprehensive handwriting assessment and support service. Our team are experienced working with children of all ages who are
experiencing difficulties with a range of difficulties such as learning to write, illegibility or getting work finished in an age appropriate time.
The assessments are designed to assess the underlying skills needed for handwriting. As teachers know handwriting is a complex skill that requires a number of key elements to be in place for writing to become an easy motor skill. It is not just about securing ‘fine motor skills’.
We will always say that you are never too old to change your handwriting or learn a new skill. We are very keen to support all aged pupils with improving their handwriting in fun and inventive ways.
Our team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists are committed to supporting children and young people to improve their handwriting skills. The youngsters will also find that in the process, they will also find other benefits such as positive improvement their general motor skills and physicality.
Please find full details of the Handwriting Assessment and Support for Schools Service outlined in the brochure below.
Student Focused Advisory Service
TCT's Student Focused Advisory Service provides SEND support and advice to schools, working to ensure a graduated approach is provided
for young people at SEN Support or EHCP level.
The advisory work can be used as evidence of the SEN ‘graduated approach.’
Our advisory practitioner comes from an experienced SENCO/teaching background and will work and plan collaboratively with schools. This ensures the individual students’ needs are being met and the best possible provision is put in place.
The service is designed for Primary schools, Secondary schools and Independent schools. Please find full details outlined in the brochure available to download below.
6 for 6
We often hear from school and teachers that they have students who are struggling with messy, illegible, slow and/or a dislike of handwriting. 6 for 6 is designed for school to recommend for parents and students but also lends itself really well to running as a group within school.
Its clear easy to follow format gives the school all it needs to implement the programme and show a before and after result. Not only will this benefit the students but the ‘evidence’ produced can also be used when planning any SEN, onward referrals or additional input for students.
The programme is designed to achieve other wins too! So why not join into and not only see the improvement in your student handwriting but feel the benefits of becoming stronger and fitter too!
SEMH Support Service for Preschools & Primary Schools
Do you have children who:
Find it hard to regulate in school
Have separation anxiety from parents
Have difficulty understanding setting rules or routines
Consistently need some extra support to access the curriculum
Need support with how to play.
We are aware that settings are currently struggling to access timely intervention and face to face contact with professionals to help with supporting the children in their care. We are therefore offering the opportunity for you to buy in support from our experienced team.
We can offer support in a number of ways – but it will always provide a systemic look at a child in order to gain a broader knowledge of their experiences and their responses to these experiences.
Full details of the SEMH Support Service for Preschools and Primary Schools are outlined in the brochure below.