Do I have to wear a uniform?

Yes you do!  You will have a strict uniform policy at your referring school and we expect the same at TRS.  This includes natural hair colour only and a smart uniform that is worn correctly.

How big are the classes?

Most classes contain no more than 10 pupils.

What will I learn?

We offer a broad curriculum which includes Maths, English, Science.  We also offer additional GCSEs/courses that support your preparation for adult life such as Personal Finance, Art, Citizenship, Health & Nutrition, PE, RE (Kent agreed syllabus) Classics, Philosophy & Ethics and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE)

Can I attend part-time?

You should attend full-time unless a medical practitioner advises TRS that you cannot attend full-time.  If this is the case then a part-time timetable will be created with a view to working towards attending full-time when health improves.

Can I be taught at home?

We can teach remotely but this option is only available if a medical practitioner advises us that this is your only option until health improves, for example you may be immunocompromised which means you will be at risk of infection in a school environment.  We do not offer remote learning to those with depression/anxiety.

How do I get to school?

Some pupils are eligible for school transport, this is organised via Kent County Council and further details are provided once a referral has been made and accepted.

Can I use my mobile phone?

No, like the referring school mobile phones are not allowed.  We have a strict policy that ensures phones are handed over to the inclusion team and returned at the end of the day.  If you wish to make contact with anyone then this can be arranged, not a problem.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, lunch is provided.

Is there a pupil voice?

Yes, absolutely.  We operate like all schools but we are a smaller version.  It is important for us to always improve; speaking to students and getting their thoughts and ideas is central to school improvement.  Pupil voice sessions are held once a week.

What happens at each review?

A review of your progress will be made every 6 weeks and can be extended if you still need support.  If your health progresses and you are at Staplehurst then you will be discharged.  This could be to your referring/home school a different educational provision or one of the TRS schools.  

If you are already at one of the TRS schools then we will determine whether you have made enough progress to return to the referring school, if not we can extend your time with us or start the process for you to attend a different educational provision.  Sometimes if you have been referred to us late in year 11  then you may stay until you have completed your examinations.  We will then support you with your next steps, such as post 16 education or training.