“Staff at Trevithick Learning Academy use a solution focused approach with all children in the school. This pragmatic and positive approach draws on children’s strengths to help them seek their dreams, use their drive, acknowledge their duty and become dazzling members of our school community”.


The children of Trevithick Learning Academy are the life of our school, all decisions and developments are made with their wellbeing and success at the forefront of our minds. Some children find certain aspects of their learning challenging. Our Special Educational Needs policy is designed to support these children enabling them to overcome these hurdles and achieve the highest standards. We welcome all children to our school and will make every effort to adapt teaching and learning to support a child’s educational development. We have a skilled and dedicated staff who treat everyone as an individual and celebrate all achievements.


All classes are fully inclusive, support for children is determined by individual need and circumstances. We have high expectations for all our children and we aim to fully extend their academic and social development. Throughout their time at Trevithick Academy children may receive varying levels of support according to their changing needs and circumstances.


Important documents:



SEN Policy 2016-17

Local Offer

TLA school offer 2017-18

SEN information report 2016 – 2017

Medical Policy

Health care plan template

Administering medicines consent form

Example Individual Educational Plan

Example Individual Behaviour Plan


Useful sources of information;

School Nurse – 01208 834600

Hearing Support Team – 01726 61004

Vision Support Team – 0300 1234 101

Educational Psychologist – 01208 262845

County Autism Team – 01736 336819

National Autistic Society (NAS) – 07901 103351

Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy – 01872 254531 (Treliske)

Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy – 01209 213927 (Curnow Hub)

Speech and language – 01208 834600

·         http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/

·         http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/

·         http://www.talk4meaning.co.uk/every-child-a-talker/

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – 01872 221400

Cornwall Dyslexia Service – 0300 1234 101 Email – dyslexia@cornwall.gov.uk

Cornwall Dyslexia Association – 01872 274827

Behaviour Support Service – 01872 323924

Epilepsy specialist nurse – 01872 253128

Dietician – 01209 213927

The Wave project – 01872 248322

Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme CAAP – 07904026647

Dreadnought – 01209 218764

Oasis group, Troon – 01209 614759

SENDIASS (Formerly Cornwall Parent Partnership Service)  – 01736 751921

Family Support

Early Support – Ravena Jelbert, Early Support Co-ordinator (West) – 01736 336660

SCOPE – 0808 800 3333


This is not an exhaustive list but a selection of services that we regularly work with and those recommended by parents. If you can suggest other useful services please do let me know so I can add them to the website for others to access. For a more extensive list of services please visit the Family Information Service Website or ring them for more information and advice – 01872 323 535