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Admissions Policy

The admission procedure for any pupil being considered for Mount Tamar School is designed in a way to ensure that everyone concerned makes the best possible decision for the pupil. All pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need, or in the process of statementing. Pupils will be between the ages of 4 – 16 years on admission.

The Stages of  Procedure are:

A draft Statement of Educational Need is received by the school from the Plymouth referral panel requesting us to consider the pupil for possible admission.  Admissions are not restricted to a traditional September entry.

At this point as much information on the pupil is gathered. The child will also be observed wherever possible in the current placement. A risk assessment will be drawn up.

If it is felt that Mount Tamar is an appropriate placement Parents/Guardians, pupils and any involved agencies are invited to visit and discuss the suitability of placement with the SENCO or Headteacher and to look around the school. Such a visit will include Drake's House where that is thought to be appropriate.

If a place is available and everyone is agreed on the suitability of the referral the Local Authority, is informed. Parents will be given a copy of and will have the opportunity to discuss with a  member of the Mount Tamar Home/School agreement. An Individual Learning Plan is then developed to aid a smooth start to the school which may be at first a part time tametable. It is hoped that a new student will be introduced to a “buddy”  to help with his induction. 

Exceptions to this procedure will naturally occur arising from individual circumstances.

Parents/Guardians are also welcome to visit at any time.

Key Staff: Kim Wentworth SENCO