The Federation of Trosnant Schools and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment processes and selection practices reflect this commitment. All staff, governors and volunteers are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
The Federation of Trosnant Schools are also committed to reducing and eliminating barriers, thereby enabling full access to the curriculum and participation in our school community for our pupils, and prospective pupils, with a disability. The full range of educational activities, as well as the physical environment, are adapted to include all pupils.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
The Federation of Trosnant Schools values all pupils equally and believe that all pupils should be offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education whatever their needs and abilities. We do this by identifying an individual’s needs for special educational provision as early as possible and ensuring the most appropriate provision is in place through careful assessment and monitoring.
At Trosnant we focus on developing self esteem, self confidence, positive attitudes and independent learning, equipping pupils with the skills to successfully deal with the challenges in life. Pupils are set challenging targets and are encouraged to be fully involved in the decisions that affect their education. We work in close partnership with parents and where appropriate involve outside agencies to ensure that the best provision is obtained to meet the pupil’s needs.
As an Autism Ambassador school we are trained to raise the awareness of Autism within the school community. The support we can then give our young learners allows them to have greater opportunities within education and allows them greater independence within their schoolling. We can then create a bespoke service that supports individual learners and meets their needs. We are also able to support the families, allowing them greater home school links, therefore ensuring the young learner is able to access all areas of the curriculum.
Higher Attaining Pupils
Higher attaining pupils are those who either have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group, or have the potential to develop these abilities. At Trosnant we strive to create a learning programme which is tailored to ensure our higher achieving pupils not only recognise and celebrate the spectrum of their capabilities, but receive the opportunities and support needed to enable them to reach their full potential.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Resourced Provision
Within our Junior School we have a resourced provision for seven pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need / Education Healthcare Plans, which provides high quality, specialised teaching and learning for those pupils who require additional support in terms of their behavioural and emotional needs. These pupils join our school community from a wide geographical area within Hampshire and the provision has highly successful outcomes for these pupils, whilst also offering our federation a level of resource and expertise which benefits all our pupils and families.
The school is well resourced to support all areas of the curriculum. It has a broad and balanced curriculum which fully meets the requirements of the national curriculum. We are passionate about offering our children an exciting curriculum that provides rich and relevant learning and is underpinned by our curriculum drivers:
Opportunities are given for children to follow lines of enquiry that appeal to them and to enjoy compelling learning. This creative curriculum motivates children whilst offering challenge at all levels of ability. The progress of every child is monitored carefully to ensure that teachers are aware of, and cater for, the needs of individual pupils.
Please follow this link to see our current curriculum plans.
The Federation uses the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme, across both schools. We have a wide range of reading material – available in our classroom book corners and libraries, and the core Read Write Inc. reading scheme. Scholastic Pro is used to broaden reading in our Junior School once children are fluent ‘free’ readers.
Positive Behaviour and Rewards
Our behaviour policy is built upon our core values as a Rights Respecting School. Our Behaviour Policy is a positive reinforcement, recognising positive behaviour at all times. Each class spends time at the beginning of the year developing their own class rules as well as devising class rewards which they can all work towards. Individuals can collect value awards from the Headteacher for excellent achievements in behaviour and learning.