Governors

Three Ways is a remarkable school and we are very proud that this has been recognised by OFSTED   who rated us as Outstanding in every category in their recent assessment. This is testament to the dedication and skill of the whole school community who work so hard to provide an excellent learning environment for our students.

As Governors, we are responsible for all aspects of the running of the school, but above all, we have a duty of care for our students and to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment. We will endeavour to ensure that Three Ways remains a place to which parents wish to send their children and a place in which staff can enjoy teaching and aspire to achieve their personal and career goals.

The school is an increasingly popular choice for parents and this in itself presents challenges for the future, as governors we will continue to work with the senior management of the school to review how best to meet the future demands on the school and on its resources.

This year will see an exciting new development with the opening of the much awaited Work Skills Centre. This facility is nearing completion and will be a key addition to the school, offering students the chance to gain real work experience and training within a fully functioning café which serves both the school and the local community. 

We are very fortunate to have a group of capable and dedicated governors at the school, if you would like to know more about the role of the governors then please get in touch.

Mike Roberts
Chair
Board of Governors

Research & Collaborations

In order to stay at the cutting edge of practice, our school has always embraced opportunities to engage with internal and external research projects.

We are committed to developing innovative approaches that place pupils at the centre of our research and draw on the expertise of our in-house practitioners and partners from the academic community.  Since its inception, Three Ways School has established strong working relationships with Universities and Colleges and firmly believes in disseminating as well as developing our knowledge base through student partnership and placement schemes.

At present, forthcoming projects include PHD research into outdoor learning approaches for pupils on the Autistic Spectrum, Doctoral research into the ‘Orchestra Project’, explorative programming and electronics workshops based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) curriculum, Masters level research into ‘Food and Attachment’, a collaborative project into the use of electronic textiles and a pilot project investigating mindfulness and stress regulation through bio-feedback data. 

Family Support

Katie Harris is our Family Support Worker offering support in a way that responds flexibly to the individual needs of Parents / Carers and children at Three Ways School. Katie Harris works 4 days a week (Tuesday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm).
You can contact her on 01225 838070 or email her on katie.harris@threeways.co.uk

Some examples of what support is available:

  • Help looking for funding for equipment, holidays, short breaks, and support to fill in application forms.
  • Promoting the Three Ways Friendship Network. This is a friendly group of parents/carers who have regular coffee mornings and meet ups for them and their children to make new friends. Everyone is welcome. To join you can email ; threewaysfriendshipnetwork@outlook.com or pick up a form at the school reception for more information. There is a Facebook page which you can join by invitation. Email to request to join.
  • Referrals and signposting to other services. We  have a bank of information about what services are out there in BANES as well as other local authorities.
  • Passing on up to date information about out of school activities, play schemes and supporting parents/carers to fill in forms for these clubs if needed.
  • Attending meetings/visits to other schools, respite providers, organisations etc with you if you need some support.
  • Support with letters and communicating to housing department if you are struggling with overcrowding or other housing issues.
  • Home visits can be arranged if coming into the school is a barrier.
  • Home Thrive assessments to look at your child’s emotional/social development and to help you understand your child’s behaviour, giving you strategies and activities to help your child move through difficult behaviour.
  • One to one sessions with children who need that bit of extra support at school
  • Emotional support for parents/carers if you need a chat over the phone or in person.
  • Joint work with specialist services such as Learning Disability nursing team to address issues at home such as sleep, toileting and behaviour.
  • Relax Kids (Mindfulness and relaxation for children) information and resources for parents who would like to use these techniques at home to help their children to stay calm, build confidence and self-esteem. You can take a look at the  Relax Kids website for more info or to download free resources www.relaxkids.com
  • Coordinating Team Around the child meetings bringing all people involved in supporting a child together to discuss the child’s needs and put in place a plan of support.
  • Coordinating regular parent workshops and meetings.

What’s out there?

Here is a list of services which could be useful for you and your family: 

Bath Area Play Project (BAPP)
BAPP is a local voluntary organisation and Registered Charity. We promote and facilitate opportunities for children and young people to play and participate in positive activities. BAPP recognises and promotes the importance of self-directed play in relation to child development and the rights of children and young people. BAPP runs holiday  play schemes, play days and family play sessions in the Bath area.
Tel: 01225 832479. 
www.bapp.org.uk

Wansdyke Play Association (WPA)
WPA are the equivalent service to BAPP in the Keynsham, Midsomer Norton/Radstock area of Bath and NES. They  run community and play events throughout the year, usually taking place at weekends and during the school holidays in parks, village halls and other community spaces.
Tel: (01761) 568 242
www.wpa-play.com

Combe Down Holiday Trust
Combe Down Holiday Trust is a local charity, providing holidays, short breaks, or days out for disabled people and/or their carers and families living in the Bath & North East Somerset area.
The Trust’s aim is to support disabled people, both those with permanent disabilities and those disabled through illness – such as cancer – enabling them, their families and/or carers to have a short break, holiday or respite care or to have a day out. The offer of a holiday provides an enhanced quality to a life that may have lacked such an experience.
Tel:  Richard on (01225) 837181
Website www.cdht.org.uk

Children’s Centres
Children Centre’s aim to join up services for you and your young children (0-11yrs)
Each Children’s Centre is different, with activities, services and facilities tailored to meet the particular needs of local children and families.
Children’s Centres will provide you with information about local childcare and early years provision, family support services, drop-in sessions for families and links to health visitors, midwives and Job Centre plus.
If you would like further details, please go to www.bathnes.gov.uk

Contact a Family
National charity offering advice, information and support to parents/carers of children with special needs and disabilities
Tel: 0808 080 5555
www.cafamily.org.uk

Parentline Plus
A national helpline providing support, information and guidance to parents and carers.
Tel: 0808 800 2222
www.parentlineplus.org.uk

Family Information Service (FIS)
Telephone helpline providing parenting support for families with children and young people up to the age of 20 on a range of topics. They have a lot of information regarding local  services and support for families with with children with additional needs
Tel: 0800 073 1214
email-fis@bathnes.gov.uk
www.bathnes.gov.uk/fis

Black Families Education Support Group
Support and advice for Black Families about issues relating to education.  Age range-children and adult, 1-1 and groups.
Tel: 01225 442352
www.bathnesrec.org.uk

Parent Partnership Service
Signpost and advice for parents and children with additional needs, 1-1, age range 0-19yrs
Tel: 01225 394382
Off the Record

We aim to improve the emotional, physical and mental well-being, and self esteem of young people aged up to 25 who live, study or work in Bath and North East Somerset. We provide the following services; drop in sessions, advice/information, counselling, children’s rights and advocacy, young parents advice and support, outreach work in schools and support with domestic violence and abuse.
http://www.offtherecord-banes.co.uk/
Help line: 0800 389 5551

Crossroads
Crossroads provide practical support to give carers a much needed break from their caring role.  Crossroads can give you regular planned breaks of a few hours each week during the day, evening or weekend.  Providing home based respite, a trained paid Carer Support Worker will come to your home and take over your caring duties, giving you an essential break.
Tel: 01761 436673
www.crossroadscarebathnes.org.uk

Time2Share
Time2Share provide short breaks/befriending service to give disabled children and young people support and stimulation.  They link volunteer befrienders to offer 1:1 support, company, independence and fuller participation in social and leisure activities.
Tel: 0844 3575 192
www.time2share.org.uk

1Big Database
A website which holds information about local organisations that offer help and support to parents and carers living in BATHNES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.
www.1bigdatabase.org.uk

The Carers Centre  
Offers information and support to carers including parent carers of disabled children.
Tel: 01761 431388
wwwe.banescarerscentre.org.uk

Direct Payments
If you are a parent of a disabled child under the age of 18 and you and your family have been assessed by Bath and North East Somerset social services as needing a service, you could receive payments to arrange and purchase your own support.
Examples may include: personal assistance in daily living, day services, short term breaks (respite) and live-in-care.
To take part in the scheme you should have your needs assessed by a social worker.  To ask for an assessment please contact the disabled Children’s team: 01225 825307.

SWALLOW Ltd
SWALLOW is a user led registered charity supporting people with learning disabilities, responding to individuals’ needs by providing flexible support. This could include;
Supported housing. Swallow currently have ten supported living places in two locations in Midsomer Norton.
Outreach – SWALLOW offer one to one support in people’s homes. This support can be to help individuals to access the community or to provide whatever support they require.
Training for independence – At their training house, Base House, members  can stay over night and learn life skills such as cleaning, cooking, shopping etc with support from SWALLOW staff.
Activities. SWALLOW iffers a range of day activities to allow creativity and expression such as art, drama, as well as teaching skills such as cookery and life skills.
Tel: 01761 414034

Hop, Skip and Jump – Kingswood.
This is a play and support centre for children with special needs. They have two fully-equipped sensory rooms, a games room and a music room. They  have extensive outside space, with a sports court, adventure play equipment and a selection of castles and forts!
Address; Grimsbury Road
Kingswood, Bristol
BS15 9SE Tel; . 01179 677282 .
www.hopskipandjump.org.uk

Hillcroft
Hillcroft was established in 1920 as a charity and college for women who have had little opportunity to improve their education. Since then thousands of women have successfully moved their lives forward as a result, many going on to university and good employment.
New Beginnings is part of Hillcroft’s Big Lottery outreach programme and is held in various regions during the year. The programme is available for all women 19 and over and has been specially devised to help women discover their potential, give them insight into their current skill level and help them to map a pathway to betterment in employment, confidence and higher educaiton.
New Beginnings is also a springboard to Hillcroft’s residential courses and other opportunities.
New Beginnings is run through organisation’s whose client group would benefit from gaining a guided learning framework to help them move forward in direction that is achievable and best suits their needs and aspirations. For more information visit www.hillcroft.ac.uk

DotComUnity
DotComUnity is a directory for activities, events and services in your area.
For more information visit www.dotcommunity.org.uk
The Rainbow Resource
Rainbow resource card – you can get this from the Family Information Service – call 08000731214 or 07980988906.
This card provides evidence that you are a carer and showing it can get you in free to many different places when going as a carer with your child. Places include cinema, National Trust sites, swimming etc etc.
Rainbow resource is Bath and North East Somerset’s Guide for children with additional needs. The website has an excellent range of local and national voluntary sector services that can enrich the lives and experiences of children and young people.
The Rainbow Resource events calendar features activities and events from relevant organisations, groups and individuals based throughout the BANES area. See if there’s an event for you!  www.rainbowresource.org.uk

Parents Carers Aiming High
Parents Carers Aiming High is a group of parents whose children are all under 25 and have a range of special needs; from medical to physical conditions and from behavioral to learning disabilities.
United by their common goal, these parents are all working to improve services for disabled children and their families in Bath and North East Somerset.
PCHA has an active steering committee with parents taking on roles as Parent Representatives on strategic boards and in focus groups. The group is supported by the Carers’ Centre Bath and North East Somerset.
Parents can get involved in PCAH by coming along to an event or activity, dropping into a parents’ support group or attending group meetings. Alternatively parents can simply telephone the Carer’s Centre or e-mail their views through Centre’s website.
For more information E:mail: info@banescarerscentre.org.uk
Telephone: 01761 431 388
Freepost: The Carers’ Centre (no stamp needed) FREEPOST (SWB 10722) Radstock, BA3 3ZZ
Website: www.banescarerscentre.org.uk

Free Legal and Financial Advice
The citizens advice bureau provides an outreach service for families with children under 11 across the Norton Radstock Children’s Centre area on Thursday mornings:
* 1st Thursday of the month in Peasedown
* 2nd Thursday of the month in Radstock
* 3rd Thursday of the month in Midsomer Norton
* 4th Thursday of the month in Paulton
Jane can offer advice and support at drop in sessions and appointments.  For further information or to book an appointment, please call 01225 396858

Looking for Employment Advice
Job Centre Plus offer their mandatory lone parent assessment appointments at Midsomer Norton Children’s Centre every Monday from 9:00am-3:00pm.  There are also drop in sessions available.  To find out more call Job Centre Plus on 0845 6043719 or Midsomer Norton Children’s Centre on 01225 396858.

Information, Advice and Guidance Advisors
Jane (Citizens Advice Bureau) is available for appointments, regarding legal and financial advice.  Rowan (Family Information Service) offers one-to-one appointments regarding benefits advice and childcare options. These can be booked by calling 01225 396660.
Jackie (Next Step Advice) can help writing CV’s and interview skills along with other advice to help you get into work.  Kathryn (Job Centre Plus) is at Midsomer Norton Children’s Centre on a Monday for mandatory lone parent assessments and is available for drop-in advice.

Three Ways Radio

Three Ways FM

We are looking to build upon our early successes in experimenting with radio broadcasts last year and broaden our target audience school-wide and beyond through pod casts on our school Website.  

Josh Walford - our onsite technical mastermind, has put together a portable radio recording suite to offer our students the opportunity to develop their own live show.

The radio station will begin as a lunch time club this year and look to become a fully functioning after school club into the next academic year.  As part of the show we will be inviting musical requests, sharing news from the school community, updating pupils and parents on exciting activities in school and beyond and offering a range of exciting competitions and features for pupils, parents and staff to enjoy.  

We hope you enjoy our broadcasts.  Keep coming back to listen to our lastest edition! 

Work Experience

At Three Ways School we take a personalised approach to work experience. Within the Key Stage 4 department and the Sixth Form we explore a wide range of internal and external placements.  Many of our pupils build their confidence working with our school Site Manager, supporting Primary classes and exploring local work experience by taking part in supported work place visits. Work experience has proven to be a great addition to the growth of the pupil’s self-esteem, confidence and maturity.
 
As a school we feel it is essential to give the pupils the best opportunities to succeed in employment or voluntary work when they leave Three Ways. In a work environment pupils are  involved in a different set of skills and challenges and build a range of practical and communication strategies. 
 
We have had many successful placements in and around Bath thanks to the continued support of local employers such as McDonalds, St Martins Garden Primary School, Bath Area Play Project, Bath Opportunity Pre-School and Tom Baker Cricket.  Bath Rugby Foundation has also been a constant support to our pupils in school and with work placements. We are currently developing new links with Keynsham Leisure Centre.

We are always looking to broaden the range of employment experiences we can offer our pupils. If you are interested in supporting work experience at Three Ways, or visiting the school to talk about your profession, please contact the school.

Creative Schools

Welcome to Three Ways Creative Schools. Within this section of the website you will have the opportunity to explore some of the fantastic creative projects and partnerships that take place between Three Ways and our wider community. These range from small scale class based projects to collaborations with artists and professional practitioners, theatres, orchestras, universities and research centres.  Each project covers an area of creative arts including visual art, music, dance and drama or a combination of these disciplines.

Sensory Occupational Therapy

Without even thinking about it, we are all processing huge quantities of information: from our clothes touching our skin, our muscles and joints telling us where are arms and legs are, our sense of balance telling us if we are upright, upside down, or leaning over.  Our eyes, ears and noses are constantly receiving messages and send them to our brains to interpret.  Our brains filter all this information without us even knowing about, tuning out the bits we don't need and tuning into the bits we do.  This allows us to get on with everyday life activities such as: noticing and adjusting how our body is moving so we can complete a novel physical activity, listening to a news report in a busy environment, or reading a newspaper when we are on a bus.

As adults we all experience 'hiccups' in our sensory processing and we feel overwhelmed.  Imagine sitting in a traffic queue on a hot day, the radio is on, your clothes begin to feel uncomfortable, you feel restless, the children start arguing in the back seat, your mouth feels dry, the smell of petrol fumes becomes overwhelming and you end up shouting and banging your hands on the steering wheel.  This is sensory overload and for a brief period you could not unconsciously tune out of unwanted sensory information. 

We are not born with the ability to interpret our senses.  Our brain develops this ability through engaging with everyday sensory events, particularly in childhood.  Infants and young children have to learn to interpret their senses to recognise their parents face, voice and smell.  Through being cared for, and later on through play, their senses are stimulated and they begin to develop their ability to plan movements and tune in and out of sensory information.  

Children with learning difficulties can struggle to make sense of the information coming in from their senses due to too much or too little sensory information getting through to their conscious awareness.  They may be sensory avioders or sensory seekers, or just not know when they have had enough and get really upset.  Children can struggle to interpret similarities and differences in their senses or they may have difficulty with recognising the information from their muscles and joints, and sense of balance that is needed to plan movements. 

Children's Occupational Therapists can use a sensory approach to understand the underlying reasons that a child is experiencing difficulties in engaging with everyday activities and use sensory strategies to address them. 

Sensory Occupational Therapy at Three Ways School 
Isabel Ball is in school on Mondays and Wednesdays.  She works closely with the teaching, therapy and curriculum access teams to ensure that our children feel regulated, happy, comfortable in themselves, and can enjoy their school life.  This can involve: short blocks of individual therapy to evaluate a child's sensory processing difficulties; divising individualised programmes for children to support them felling regulated and progress with developing their physical skills; liaising with the teaching team to adjust and adapt classroom environments and routines.  Isabel also works with small groups of children to address sensory processing difficulties and physical skill development.  

For more information about Occupational Therapy, visit the College of Occupational Therapy website: 

http://www.cot.co.uk

For more information about Sensory Processing, visit the Sensory Integration Network website: 

http://sinetwork.publishpath.com/about-si-network

B.E.T

http://www.batheducationtrust.com/index.html

 

Bath Education Trust is a partnership and collaboration of key education providers and businesses in the city of Bath. Our aim is to improve the educational experience of young people in our schools and colleges and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

We are committed to the principles of:

 

• open, honest and transparent collaboration

• integrity and mutual respect

• a firm commitment to the provision of high quality education

• putting learners first

• strength in unity

 

We are working together to:

 

• develop and deliver a well-planned and collaborative curriculum offer that best meets the needs of all learners

• undertake joint teaching and learning development

• improve advice and guidance to students by developing collaborative and impartial approaches to service delivery

• operate within common quality assurance frameworks

• participate in an agreed programme of joint activities

• develop a joint timetable for schools

• achieve efficiencies in back office services

 

Governance

 

We are governed by a Trust Board, chaired by 

Peter France, CEO of Rotork plc.

 

Other members of the Board include:

 

Kate Reynolds (Bath Spa University)

Andrew Davies (Beechen Cliff School)

Charles Oldham (Beechen Cliff School)

Matt Atkinson (City of Bath College)

Carole Stott (City of Bath College)

Colin McInnes (Hayesfield Girls' School)

Emma Yates (Hayesfield Girls' School)

Julia Garratt (Ralph Allen School)

Tim Withers (Ralph Allen School)

Julie Dyer (Three Ways School)

Tony Comer (Three Ways School)

Andrea Arlidge (Wellsway School)

Irene Arnold (Wellsway School)

Bernie Morley (University of Bath)

 

Day to day activities are led by a Management Board, composed of the headteachers/principals of the schools, the principal of the college and the BET Project Manager.

 

What is the BET Award?

The BET Award is a valuable, certified programme of transferable skills and practical learning opportunities for students aged 14-19. 

Designed to enhance students' skills for enterprise and employability, students complete the award either alongside, or in some cases as part of, their existing school/college curriculum.

 

Employability skills that are developed through the programme

The BET Award is focussed on the development of the generic skills and qualities required to do almost any job. They include:

• Teamwork

• Communication– reading, writing, speaking and listening

• Numeracy

• IT and computer skills

• Problem solving

• Business awareness

• Customer care

• Self-management

 

Award structure

The BET Award has four elements:

• a self-assessed skills questionnaire

• work experience

• volunteering experience

• workshops and masterclasses

Students who complete all the elements are awarded a certificate of achievement.

 

Are you interested in achieving the BET Award?

You need to attend a school or college within BET. Whether you are moving on from school or college to higher education, apprenticeship or employment you will be entering a competitive market. The Award will complement your academic studies and help you stand out from the crowd. Employers look for employees who demonstrate integrity, reliability, initiative and determination and the BET Award helps you to provide evidence of these skills.

In addition, you will be able to develop your communication and organisational skills, take on leadership roles and develop self-awareness of your strengths and weaknesses.

Please contact your school/college to ask how to register.

 

Are you an employer?

Can you help us improve the employability of young people in Bath and the surrounding area?

We are looking for local employers to run master classes and workshops and to offer work experience. We will provide support for planning and delivery and just need your expertise. If you or your company can provide expert knowledge on the key employability skills, we would love to hear from you.

Do you need volunteers?

Volunteering is a great way for young people to develop their skills and is an important element of the BET Award. We are looking for volunteering opportunities in the local community to offer to students. Please contact us to discuss any opportunities you may be able to offer.

Brighter Futures

http://www.brighter-futures.uk.net/

Brighter Futures is a not for profit social enterprise. We provide schools, colleges, nurseries, voluntary and parent groups with specialist services to improve learning and well-being outcomes for children and young people.

We have a wide range of practitioners with considerable expertise in special educational needs, health, inclusion, behaviour support, therapeutic approaches, child development, personalised programmes for young people, and training for staff.

Our services include assessments for learners with additional needs, therapeutic interventions, training programmes for children and teenagers, professional development and consultancy for staff, as well as advice for parents and carers.

If you are a professional or parent looking for specialist services for children and young people, or for advice/training, please contact us for further details:

 

Three Ways Brighter Futures
180 Frome Road,
Odd Down,
Bath,
BA2 5RF

 

Tel: 01225 834035
Fax: 01225 830377
info@brighter-futures.uk.net

3 Cafe and Kitchen

We’re delighted to announce the Workskills Café is now complete. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported this project and given money and time to help us realise the dream of making sure pupils have the skills and opportunity to enter the workplace.

The Workskills Centre is also providing a much-needed community hub, offering a meeting space that is suitable for many types of meeting, internet access and community services.

Three Ways has an international reputation for the standard of care and education we offer our students with a wide range of Special Needs, but we belong to our local community first.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our café where you can enjoy a wide selection of food and drinks in a warm and relaxing setting.

The Cafe is open during the following times

 Monday 8am–4pm

Tuesday 8am–4pm

Wednesday 8am–4pm

Thursday 8am–4pm

Friday 8am–4pm

Saturday 8am–12pm

Sunday Closed

You can keep up to date by having a look at our twitter and facebook pages

https://www.facebook.com/3-Cafe-and-Kitchen-1691918487503658/

https://twitter.com/3CafeKitchen

For more information click the links below.

Legal Information

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Pupil Premium, Awards & Grants

Pupil Premium

Information and summary of progress made by pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium 2016/17

Funding £85305

Free School Meals (FSM) 77 pupils

- 77 Pupils made above or expected progress

- 0 Pupils made below expected progress

Looked After Children (LAC) 10 children

- 10 Pupils made above or expected progress

- 0 Pupils made below expected progress

Pupil Premium funding continues to support and enhance the learning opportunities of this group of pupils. Good progress is being maintained.

The funding was used to support the pupil’s progress in the following ways:

- Additional staff to support and provide more individualised and personal programmes

- Increased 1:1 support

- Multi- Professional support in the way of Music Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapist and Specialist Sports Coaches.

- Additional Staff Training

- Purchase of specific resources and SEN equipment

- Additional School Nurse time

- Family Support Worker

- Funding for out of school activities centered around special needs for children that aren’t able to access generic clubs

Indicative amounts for 2017 – 2018

Pupils on roll = 207

Total Proposed Pupil Premium = £85525

 



Sports Grant 2016/17

£8420

Funding was used to contribute towards the following:

-Sports Coach
-Specialist Sports Coach/Therapist
-Sports Equipment
-Transport for Swimming
-Swimming Pool Hire Costs
-Disabled and Inclusive Horse Riding

Sports Grant Impact

A diverse and varied sports offer that allows all children from the school the opportunity to participate in sports in many ways.

High quality lessons being delivered by specialist community coaches.

Links with other mainstream primary and secondary schools

Links with other special schools

Links with community clubs

Links with Bath Rugby

Support and inspiration from Paralympian athletes

Opportunities to participate in Boccia matches in Secondary and 6th Form, however all year groups are taught Boccia.

Rebound Therapy with a specialist coach

Inclusive riding that allows students the opportunity to ride as well as learning new skills in animal care

Sports day with parent participation

Well Being Day again with parent interation.

 


Year 7 Catch - Up premium expenditure:

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil at Three Ways in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable the school to deliver additional support, such as intensive support in small groups for those pupils who most need it.

Overview of the school:

Number of pupils and catch-up premium

Total number of pupils on roll - 207

Total number of pupils eligible for catch-up premium -20

Total amount of catch-up premium funding received - £10000

 

Nature of support in 2016/17

Currently
-Additional Reading Eggs Resources

-Education City renewal

-Toe by Toe Reading Manuals additional materials

-Makaton Resources

-Bug Club renewal and staff training

-Additional Numicon Resources

-Sandwell

-Super Hands programme

-Speech Therapy Input

-Thrive Input

Impact of catch-up premium spending

- Evaluation process of Year 7 data will be on-going, however this year’s focus has been on increased one to one work, phonics and reading support through the reading eggs. In Maths the emphasis has been on problem solving and functional maths. In English we have been using the Super Hands programme that improves fine motor skill and in turn improves handwriting.

Governors Homepage

Welcome to the Three Ways School Governors section of our new website. 

Please see 'Full Governing Board' for:

School Improvement Plan 2014 - 2015

Self-Evaluation Form 2014 - 2015

Home Activities

EducationCity.com at Home

EducationCity.com is an online resource with fun activities that will reinforce the learning inside the classroom, content is constantly being updated and over the years it has proved to be very popular with both staff and pupils here at Three Ways.

We have the option to allow your child access to this at home through our school subscription.  If you would like your child to be able to access this resource at home please contact your child’s class teacher and we will send you a form that you can return to the school.  The cost is just £2 per child for the whole year and this helps us towards the cost of the licence.  We will issue your child with a username and password so that they will be able to access the website.

Should you have any questions regarding EducationCity.com, please do not hesitate to ask.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/home/specialneeds 

http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=Talking Story Books&pid=75 

http://www.do2learn.com/games/learningames.htm 

http://kids.yahoo.com/ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ 

Home Activities

EducationCity.com at Home

EducationCity.com is an online resource with fun activities that will reinforce the learning inside the classroom, content is constantly being updated and over the years it has proved to be very popular with both staff and pupils here at Three Ways.

We have the option to allow your child access to this at home through our school subscription. If you would like your child to be able to access this resource at home please contact your child’s class teacher and we will send you a form that you can return to the school. The cost is just £2 per child for the whole year and this helps us towards the cost of the licence. We will issue your child with a username and password so that they will be able to access the website.

Should you have any questions regarding EducationCity.com, please do not hesitate to ask.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/home/specialneeds

http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=Talking Story Books&pid=75

http://www.do2learn.com/games/learningames.htm

http://kids.yahoo.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

 

Jax the Dog

Hello, my name is Jax and I am the new Three Ways School puppy!

I absolutely love coming to school. I get to do loads of cool stuff like go for walks with the pupils from all around the school. I spend time with individual pupils who need to talk or chill and sometimes pupils read stories to me, which is very relaxing.

I love food and will eat anything!  Everyone is very kind to me at Three Ways. They usually remember not to shout or bang when I am around and I get treats – How about that for a great life.

I am always in and around school, but if you want to say hello, you will usually find me having fun in Download Class in Sixth Form!  

Videos

Please allow time for the videos to fully load on the screen before playing

Photo Gallery

Lunchtime Clubs

Lunchtime clubs take place during the school day.

Please see your Key Stage Manager for a list of clubs and to sign up for them

Pupil Support

Your Personal Assistant will help you to decide what to do after you leave school. They can tell you all about your choices such as going to college, looking for a job or finding voluntary work. In order to help you, they need to get to know you, so they will talk to you about what you enjoy doing in your spare time, how you are getting on at school, what help you need and your ideas about the future. To do this, they will see you at school, come to your review meetings and talk to your parents/carers, teachers, TAs and other people that are important to you. When you have decided what you want to do next after leaving school, your PA will help you to move on.

If you would like to talk to your PA, ask your teacher to contact them. 

 

SHOUT OUT!

Sometimes young people face situations in their lives and they don’t know who they can turn to.
Sometimes it can be hard to turn to those who know so much about you already.
Shout Out! is an independent service run by Off the Record that helps young people to express their wishes and feelings, in whatever way that
might be possible. If there is something they want to say, or something they want to START, STOP or CHANGE, then we can support them in doing that.
We can’t promise to make everything better in an instant but we CAN make sure that everything is tried and that the young person is listened to

Shout Out! is providing a drop-in service in Three Ways School that will run each week. To see an Advocate young people can ask their teacher or put their name on a slip and put it in the Shout Out! box in reception.

PTFA

Three Ways School PTFA is a committee of parents and carers of pupils at the school. We raise funds throughout the year to spend on the pupils at Three Ways School. 

With the support of teachers and staff we usually organise two fayres each year, one in the Summer term and the other at Christmas. Our Christmas Fayre in December was a great success. We raised £2,075.91 . A marvelous achievement and once again my sincere thanks to everyone who donated, helped out on the day and supported us as usual. 

The Annual Three Ways Quiz Night last March was something special. Ray Wilkinson produced some daunting questions with only 9 points separating the first and last teams. It was so close! There must have been a fair amount of swotting beforehand! This is an inexpensive night out with a ploughmans supper, your own drinks and an opportunity to meet staff, parents and carers in an informal setting. Plus the winning team gets a prize! Look out for information for the next Quiz Night. 

If you would be interested in joining the PTFA, please contact the school office for details.

A big thank you to all for your continued support to the PTFA and Three Ways School.

Governors NOT USED

 THREE WAYS SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY AND SUB COMMITTEE 

Name Type Committee 
Tony Comer Community (Chair) Education / Premises inc. H&S
Rodney Hodgman Community (Vice Chair) Finance / Education / HR
Charles Gerrish Local Authority Finance / Education / HR
Brian Joakim  Community Finance / HR
Sarah Service Community Education / HR
Katie Hall Local Authority HR
Julie Dyer  Head Teacher  Finance / Education / HR / Premises inc. H&S
Tom Kavanagh Teacher  Finance / Education 
Colin Ball  School Staff Education / Premises inc. H&S
Gill Jordan  Parent  Finance / Premises inc. H&S
Mike Roberts  Parent  HR / Premises inc. H&S
Helen Church  Parent  Education 
Vickie Watts Clerk   

The past three years have seen a number of exciting and hugely beneficial developments at the School.

We are now established as an Academy School and this has brought added flexibility in how the Senior Management Team and the Board of Governors are able to plan for the future and set our own priorities. Any further changes that are deemed to be desirable will only be made after full consultation with all concerned.  They must also be directly linked to the School Improvement Plan and be for economic, technical or organisational reasons.  The primary motivation will always be the best interests of the children in our care.

In the spring of this year we conducted an opinion survey amongst all staff at Three Ways.  This proved to be a very valuable exercise and a number of changes have been made as a direct result.  However, the over-riding view of staff was that the School is a caring and welcoming place to work and that they have a sense of pride in what they do.  There are good relationships throughout the School community which bodes well for the future.

At the end of the last school year, OFSTED gave us it’s ‘seal of approval’ by reporting that the School was ‘outstanding’ in every single category.  This was entirely due to the hard work and dedication of the whole school community and has given us the confidence to move forward to achieve even more success in the future.

After nearly three years of planning, work is about to start on the development of the Work Skills Centre.  This will provide students with the facilities to learn important life skills as well as becoming a focal point for other school and community activities.

As Governors, we are responsible for all aspects of the running of the school, but above all, we have a duty of care for the children at the school and to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment whilst they are with us.  We will endeavour to ensure that Three Ways remains a place to which parents wish to send their children, a place in which staff can enjoy teaching and aspire to achieve their personal and career goals, as well as a school that is at the heart of the community that it serves.  The happy atmosphere within the school conveys itself to all who visit us – a high accolade indeed.

Three Ways is blessed with a dedicated and skilled group of governors.  However, we are always looking for new volunteers and in the very near future new governors will be appointed from within the teaching staff, non-teaching staff, parents and the community.  I have every confidence that we will continue to flourish and that the school will continue to be able to offer the very best for our children, our parents, our staff and the wider community.

Tony Comer
Chair
Board of Governors

Moving On From School

Personal Advisers work with young people at Three Ways School and their parents/carers to plan for the transition from school to the next stage of their lives. This involves meeting young people to get to know them, then offering information, advice and guidance about the choices they have after leaving school.

From Year 9 onwards the Personal Adviser builds up a comprehensive picture of the young person’s support needs and completes an assessment that will be used, with consent, to ensure that they get the support they need after leaving school. The Personal Adviser works closely with school staff, parents/carers, other professionals and agencies to gather the information needed for the assessment. Wherever possible, the Personal Adviser also attends annual/transition reviews and parents meetings. 

You are welcome to contact a P.A at any time to discuss issues relating to the options available after leaving school.

For Pupils living in BANES:
Kathy Hutt
11-19 Prevention Service 
Youth Service 
Riverside
PO BOX 25
Temple Street
Keynsham 
Bristol
BS31 1DR 
Telephone: 01225 394118
Mobile: 07530 263940
Kathy_Hutt@bathnes.gov.uk 

For pupils living  elsewhere, ask the office for contact details of your child's PA 

                   
 

Community

Sensory

Shout Out

Shout Out! Off the Record’s children's Rights and Advocacy Service.
Advocacy for children and young people with disabilities.
Shout out! is a free and independent service run by Off the Record. We are not part of social services, school or health services. We put the voice of children and young people first and help them to express their thoughts, wishes and feelings, in whatever way that might be possible.  If there is something they want to say, or something they want to start, stop or change, then we can support them.
We can make sure that children and young people are listened to, feel empowered and involved in decisions about their lives.
Young people have used the service to give their views about: changing schools, friendships, respite care, individual support, being independent, further education and jobs, buddying, PA’s and transport issues as well as other things.
Every child and young person can express their views so we also offer non-instructed advocacy for those who don’t use traditional forms of communication such as speech, symbols or signing. If you would like to know more please get in touch.
Advocacy for year 11 transition reviews.
Shout Out! now also offers support to young people with SEND for their year 11 transition reviews. The Advocate can help with options and choices for the future looking at education/employment/training, independent living, good health and community participation or anything else that’s important to them for their future.

You can contact us any time for more information.
Phone:  01225 312481                  

Email:    advocacy@offtherecord-banes.co.uk

FREEPOST RSZB-CZKY-YKTL
Off the Record
Open House Centre
Manvers Street
Bath
BA1 1JW

Site Map

Website Site Map will be added last !

Disclaimer

School's Disclaimer Here

Job Vacancies

Details of any Job Vacancies at Three Ways School will be displayed below.

 

Donations to the School

Good news... New planning application granted... December 2014, but we still need your help to raise the capital needed to build the centre which will encompass a learning centre, café and enterprise sales area.

The new space will give young people with Special Needs the opportunity to train, gain qualifications, enterprise and life skills in a fully inclusive, purpose built environment. The resource will also provide a much needed inclusive community space.

The space will be fully inclusive and will be open to the general public, local community, parents and friends of the school.

The experience and qualifications provided by the centre can then be transferred from school to the workplace where they can make a valuable contribution to the community in the future.

The funding we require to build the Café is £300,000, we have already secured £170,000.  

If you’d like to be involved in any way, please contact the School Business Manager, Amelia Hartley amelia.hartley@threeways.co.uk or 01225 838 070

Contact Us

For further enquiries regarding any school issues please contact the school at the following address or telephone on the number shown below.

Three Ways School
180 Frome Road
Odd Down
Bath
BA2 5RF

Tel: 01225 838070
Fax: 01225 830377
E-Mail: enquiries@threeways.co.uk

 

Clerk to Governors - Contact Teresa Dolman

clerk.governors@threeways.co.uk

School Clubs

Welcome to the new After 3 Club!!

After 3 Club will run on

Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 3.20pm – 4.20pm

After 3 will be operated by our experienced school staff who know your children very well and can adapt any activity to ensure inclusion. 

Activities during the clubs will include a range of creative experiences, sport activities, outdoor learning, sensory chillax, music & movement and many more.  These will be planned to meet the needs of each pupil.

The clubs rely on staff giving their time and clubs will only be run if we are able to cover costs with pupil take up.  Therefore, payments will need to be made in full before the start of the clubs to secure a place.

The booking form and permission form at the back of this leaflet, should be filled in and returned to the school office. You will receive written confirmation with details of the days your child has joined and be asked for payment at that time.  Confirmation will be sent as soon as we can guarantee the club will be running. 

Clubs this term will start the week of 18th September 2017

Clubs will run for the 5 weeks of term. 
 

No clubs will be running on a Tuesday or Friday evening to enable time for Staff training and development.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy our new After 3 Club. 




 

Teaching Staff

Class Teacher
1 - Ladybirds Lesley Hart/Aimee Warburton
2 - Squirrels

Veryan Cranston/ Gaby Simons

3 - Robins  Jane Dyke 
4 - Deer Rosie Howard
5 - Bees Kelly Bernard / Abbi Ottway 
6 - Otters

Alison Duffett/Annaliese Carrico

7 - Foxes Sammy Chivers 
8 - Hedgehogs Amy Horler 
9 - Badgers  Lucy Heaton 
10 - Jobs Flo Hopwood
11 - Curie Amy Talbot 
12 - Da Vinci Abigail Walker 
13 - Woolf  Kirsty Hafford 
14 - Berry  Sinead MacPhee 
15 - Pankhurst Tom Kavanagh 
16 - Brunel Pippa Harding 
17 - Nightingale Sophie Kent-Ledger/ Louise Hughes
18 - Pliny Ellie Kay/ Hayley McMahon 
19 - Venice Lizzie Passingham
20 - Spartan Stephanie Muse

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

Executive Head Teacher - 
Mrs Julie Dyer
(top photograph)

Acting Head Teacher -
Mrs Jo Stoaling
(bottom photograph)

Deputy Head Teacher -

Katie Brockway

Assistant Head Teacher -

Mrs Lucy Knibb

Assistant Head Teacher -
Mrs Sophie Kent-Ledger

Primary Manager - 
Gaby Simons

Secondary Manager - 
Katie Brockway

Sixth Form Manager - 
Stephanie Muse 

Business Manager - 
Mrs Amelia Hartley 

Behaviour & Attendance Manager - 
Paul Gaskell 

Curriculum Access Team Manager - 
Mrs Judy Dumont 

Parents Links

Useful Links and Phone Numbers for Parent's and Carers

Staff Profiles

Please find staff contact details below.  Staff e-mail addresses are visible when you click on their names.

Newsletters

Please download our newsletters below

Latest News

Please see below for our recent news at Three Ways School

Events

Document Downloads

Please find our useful documents below which are all available to download

Letters Home

Here you will find all the recent letters that have been sent home from school

Welcome to Three Ways School

Welcome to Term 1. 

We hope you had a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone on the 6th of September 

Keep up to date with the school using the links below 

Twitter @ThreeWaysSchool

Facebook - www.facebook.com/ThreeWaysSchool

Pupil Zone

School Council

In September every year each class votes for two pupils to be the class representatives on the Three Ways School Council.

The council are involved in lots of really important decisions in school. Last year they interviewed people for the deputy headship and decided that Mrs Stoaling was the best candidate and she got the job.

Class

Class Name

School Council Rep

Class 1

Caterpillars

TBC

TBC 

Class 2

Squirrels

TBC

TBC

Class 3

Robins 

TBC 

TBC

Class 4

Otters 

TBC

TBC

Class 5

Owls 

TBC

TBC

Class 6

Hedgehogs 

Ruby  

TBC

Class 7

Deer

TBC

TBC

Class 8

Dormice 

TBC

TBC

Class 9

Badgers 

Riley 

TBC

Class 10

JK Rowling 

TBC

TBC

Class 11

Button 

Jamie-Lee 

Elliot 

Class 12

Robinson 

Christian 

Starr 

Class 13

Wallace & Gromit 

Ashleigh 

Katie 

Class 14

Berry 

Nathan 

Liam 

Class 15

Brunel 

Jack 

Zeb  

Class 16

Banksy 

Oliver 

Jacob 

Class 17

Dyson 

Josh 

Issy 

Class 18

Shambala 

Chloe 

Ben 

Class 19

Bestival 

Daniel 

Ben 

Class 20


Download 

 

Laura 
Emily 

Student Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 9th January 2017

•    Welcome
•    Vote on Friendship Bench Fundraising Ideas
•    New Board
•    New Club Ideas
•    Any Other Business

The meeting started at 2.00pm

Welcome:
Mr Smith started by welcoming the Student Council members present and explained agenda for today’s meeting.  He also introduced Mr Tony Comer, a school governor

Vote on Fundraising for the Friendship Bench:
Mr Smith asked each class rep to let him know which fundraising idea their class had voted for.  The winning idea was to have a disco day.  At the next meeting we will be planning the event.
We also chose the style of bench that we would like to have. (See below)  We would buy a plain bench and then the students would chose the colours to paint it in

Student Council Notice Board:
Mr Smith asked how many students had noticed the new board for the council.  Most said yes and that it was nice.  
Student Council was asked what they would like to be displayed in future.

New Club Ideas:
We discussed about new club ideas.  The following were raised as things they would like to try.
Lunchtime Clubs – Tennis, Cricket, Sensory, Board Game, Mini Golf, Football Club,
After School Clubs – Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Rugby, Archery, Boacha / Bowling, Gardening Club, Ballet, Café club.

Any other business:
No Matters were raised

Dates for your Diary:
Monday 6th March 2017 in Seminar Room – Next Student Council Meeting

For the next meeting:
Come up with plans for Disco Day

Prospectus

Please download a copy of our Prospectus below

We also have a Digital Prospectus in our Video Library available to view

School Nurse

Three Ways School Nurse is Sallie Derrick - and can be contacted via the School

The School Nurses are employed by Sirona Care and Health and work with Three Ways School. They work in partnership with hospital doctors and other health professionals.
 

The school nursing service offers:
•School based medical clinics
•Health care plans
•Classroom based health promotion
•One-to-one work with young people
•Advice and support for parents and carers
•Training and support to staff

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is provided and managed by Sirona Care and Health.
The chartered physiotherapist is responsible for the assessment of pupils. If appropriate a programme will be developed that can be implemented throughout the school day and at home in consultation with everyone involved. Programmes are designed to improve the physical abilities, independent mobility and functional independence of pupils. The therapists and assistants main areas of work include:
 

•Providing physiotherapy treatments by involvement with pupils individually, in small groups or class groups.
•Seating and other specific equipment needs are assessed and monitored and changes made as necessary. The occupational therapist is involved with wheelchair provision in conjunction with the physiotherapist as appropriate.
•Advice is given on moving, handling and positioning of children, with particular regard to enabling pupils to have the best possible access to learning experiences.

Wheelchair Services - 01173 403469

Wheelchair Emergency Repairs - 01179 577952

The School Day

School Opens 8.50am
Morning Lessons 9.00am - 12.00pm (Primary) 12.40pm (Secondary)
Morning Break 15 minutes
Lunchtime 12.00pm - 1.00pm (Primary) 12.40pm - 1.30pm (Secondary)
Afternoon Lessons 1.00pm - 3.15pm (Primary) 1.30pm - 3.15pm (Secondary)

Transport is arranged where necessary for pupils attending the school.  Transport is arranged by the Local Authority.  Whilst the school is happy to help with concerns that parents may have regarding transport, the responsibility rests with the L.E.A.  It is your responsibility to inform School Transport if they are not needed or of any changes.

There are 5 days during the school year when the school closes to have Teacher Development Days.  You will be informed of these as soon as possible.

We believe that school and home partnership is very important and we are always trying to find new ways of doing so.  Here are some of them:
HOME SCHOOL DIARIES: Used for some pupils - Teachers will discuss this with parents/carers if they feel it would be of benefit to the pupil.  The book which travels daily to and from school with the pupil gives details about what the pupil has been doing at school and at home so that it can be discussed with the child. 
TELEPHONE: You are welcome to contact the school at any time but if you need to speak to a teacher please ring outside lesson times.
VISITS: You are welcome to visit the school but please make an appointment beforehand.  Whenever you arrive at the school, always report to the office.
PARENTS EVENINGS: These are usually held twice a year.  An appointment is made at a convenient time for you to discuss your child with the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistants.
NEWSLETTERS: Newsletters are sent home twice per term.  These will include information on what the pupils have been doing and any up and coming events at the school.
There are also many other occasions over the year when parents are invited into school, for example, School Concerts, School Pantos, Sports Day etc. 

REPORTING MEDICAL ABSENCES: If your child is unwell or attending a medical appointment, please inform the school as soon as possible by telephone or preferably in writing. Pupils should not be sent into school if they are unwell and not less than 24 hours after having sickness and diarrhoea.
HOLIDAYS DURING SCHOOL TIME: If you need to take your child with you on a family holiday or activity during school time please complete a Holiday Application Form available from the School Office and send it into school before the holiday otherwise we will have to record the absence as unauthorised. 
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS: Radio alerts, text to parents/carers, school website and transport will notify parents/carers

The School has three minibuses and one people carrier.  Two of the minibuses have tail lifts.  All pupils are given the opportunity to participate in suitable educational visits.  Voluntary parental contributions may be asked for to subsidise such visits.  Residential visits are organised for older pupils. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are particularly interested in everyday activities in everyday activities that most of us take for granted most of the time:

  • Looking after yourself (self-care) 
  • Getting on with tasks at home, school or work (productive role) 
  • Enjoying your free time (leisure) 

People generally come into contact with an OT when their ability to engage in everyday activities is disrupted through ill health or disability.  Occupational Therapists understand that 'doing' is transormative; it is through everyday activities we all grow and change throughout our lives, develop meaning and purpose, a sense of identity and belonging in our communities. 

As a profession, we pride ourselves in being person-centred and understand that everyone has an inner drive to engage in activities that are uniquely meaniful to them.  We think about the whole person and how they interact with their environment to engage with the world. 

Practicing Occupational Therapists are allied health professionals and are registered with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Occupational Therapy at Three Ways Schoo

Children's Occupational Therapists use a developmental approach to work with children who have difficulties that hinder their ability to grow and learn and socialise and play.  They work in schools, hospitals, in the community, and with families in their homes, towards goals that are important to the family; both the child and the parents.  This might be: eating, sleeping, playing, learning, relating to others, or more complex activities for academic success. 

A child at Three Ways School may see different Children's Occupational Therapists for various reasons:

  • A Community Childrens OT for advice or small adaptaions for toileting, eating, sleep routines 
  • A Social Services OT for larger home adaptations 
  • A Sensory OT to understand any sensory processing difficulties a child has

School Calendar

Three Ways School

Term Dates 2017 – 2018

Please note that these dates are different from the published dates on the BANES Council Website 

Term 1
Start:

Monday 6th September 2017 

Finish:

Friday 20th October 2017 

Term 2
Start:

Monday 30th October 2017 

Finish: 

Tuesday 19th December 2017 

Term 3 
Start:

Thursday 4th January 2018 

Finish:

Friday 9th February 2018 

Term 4 
Start:

Monday 19th February 2018 

Finish: 

Friday 23rd March 2018 

Term 5 
Start: 

Monday 9th April 2018 

Finish: 

Friday 25th May 2018 

Term 6 
Start: 

Monday 4th June 2018 

Finish: 

Tuesday 24th July 2018 

INSET DAYS :

September 4th

September 5th

May 25th

July 23rd

July 24th

Public Holidays in Term Time: 

Monday 7th May - May Day Bank Holiday

Visitor Information

All visitors are required to report to reception:

All visitors to the school will be asked to sign in at reception and receive a visitors badge.  Photographic ID is required such as a valid driving licence or passport. 

If you will be working within the school, you will also be asked to provide for evidence of your current address e.g. a utility bill.  If you are from an organisation which operates DBS checks (such as a school or the local authority) we will take a copy of your current DBS check but we cannot allow you unsupervised access to the school site. A member of staff will accompany you. 

The Childrens Learning Disability Service

The Children’s Learning Disability Service is a team of Registered Learning Disability Nurses and a Clinical Psychologist employed by B&NES Primary Care Trust. We provide assessment, support, advice and training to children and young people up to the age of 19 who have moderate to severe learning disabilities and their parents and other carers, on a variety of physical, emotional and behavioural health issues. This can range from challenging behaviour to sleep problems to sexual health.


Please contact us for further information.Telephone: 01225 831719/831718/831683

Speech and Language Therapy

Three Ways school is committed to providing an appropriate, responsive and multi modal communication environment for each pupil, in order to ensure curriculum access and enhance their learning potential.

The school has an integrated Speech and Language Therapy service, which works alongside teachers, teaching assistants, parents and a range of other professionals to support the communication, speech and language skills of pupils & students in every class. 

 

This is achieved through a wide range of means including:

• team working with teachers and classroom staff

• specific therapy groups

• individual therapy (usually alongside a member of the pupil’s class team)

• training

• advice to staff

• liaison with parents

• inter-disciplinary working with other therapists

• implementation of specialist strategies and methods across the school (as appropriate) that provide on-going communication support within classrooms (eg: Sherborne Developmental Movement, Canaan Barrie signing, Tac Pac ™, Sing and Swing, Three ways Music & Movement, Makaton™ Language Programme, Derbyshire Language Programme, PECS)

 

Three Ways school strives to be a total communication environment.  We use appropriate combinations of speech, Makaton™ signing, symbols, pictures, objects and sensory cues in order to increase pupils’ understanding and use of language.

 

Our Therapists also deliver a comprehensive service to pupils (and their families) who experience difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing.

 

Our team members are:

Elizabeth Henderson Speech & Language Therapy Team Manager & PMLD Consultant

Jo Derkin Speech and Language Therapy (Sirona NHS Care & Health)

Emily Preston Speech and Language Therapist (Sirona NHS Care & Health)

Catie Barnes Speech and Language Therapist (Sirona NHS Care & Health)

Sensory Support Service

The Sensory Support Service provides support for children with hearing and/or vision needs from their earliest years and through their time at school.

The Service is managed by Bristol City Council's Children and Young People's Services and their expertise is available to families, children, schools and other professionals within the four Unitary Authorities. 

SEN Specialist School Status

Since the amalgamation and move to our new school site in September 2007 the school has been working to develop learning opportunities to stimulate and develop the senses of pupils with specific or multi-sensory needs.  We have done a lot of fundraising to really develop our Sensory Studio, a state of the art computerised environment equipped with a wide range of visual, tactile, auditory, kinaesthetic and olfactory equipment and materials.  The Sensory Studio is an interactive environment that is constantly being developed with the advances of technology.

The school has appointed an interactive designer who works with staff to develop new learning opportunities and to provide specialist training. 

As more staff have become experienced and trained to use multi-sensory approaches to learning it has been found to be of immense benefit to the learning of many of our pupils with a range of learning difficulties and not just those with specific sensory needs. 

Multi-sensory stimulation is the foundation of early learning experiences relating teaching to meaningful sensory experiences which allows learning to be more active and consolidated.  As a result all staff have developed a way of integrating appropriate sensory experiences for all pupils into their teaching across the whole curriculum and across the school.

In September 2009 the school was awarded Specialist SEN School Status for Physical and Sensory Development.  Since gaining the status the school has really built on their areas of strength, improving standards within English, Mathematics and Personal Health and Social Education.  New approaches and resources are helping to develop teaching and learning that will enhance the whole school curriculum and raise standards of achievement of our pupils.

Specialist Status also involves the school working with the local community to support the development of facilities and opportunities for children with special needs.

 

What have we achieved since September 2009 and being awarded the status?

  • Appointment of an interactive designer for the Sensory Studio
  • Teacher and Higher Level Teaching Assistant working across the school as part of the Curriculum Access Team
  • Training and staff expertise developing
  • Increased opportunity in inclusive sports
  • Increased physical activity across the school for pupils and staff
  • Increased mobility for some pupils – following the MOVE programme
  • The purchase of new equipment and resources to enhance teaching and learning
  • Purchase of PE and Sensory integration equipment
  • Working with an Occupational Therapist to develop sensory integration
  • Develop our multi-sensory work through whole school training, new resources, increased learning access and opportunities and research opportunities
  • In the community we have developed links with a number of schools and different organisations.  We have provided support, shared training and outreach opportunities

The school has funded the ramp and disabled toilet facility at the Glasshouse Playing Field.  An excellent resource for not only Three Ways to access but also people in the community with mobility issues.

The Status is already having an impact on the improvement of standards and achievement across the school and within the community.

We have a lot of plans for the future development of the school using the additional funding provided by being awarded this Status.    

Sensory Studio

The Sensory Studio is an incredibly versatile space that can be adapted to any area of the curriculum and provides a platform for immersive environments, informational scenarios, interactivity, multi-sensory stimuli, extra curricular clubs and special events.

The space makes use of three projectors to impose one super wide image, we have a bank of coloured LED lights, a special 12 speaker surround sound system, a moving spotlight and a variety of alternative control interfaces for use by students and staff.

With the school employing an 'Interaction Designer/Programmer' we are able to develop our own content and use sensors, cameras, microphones, tag readers and the iPad to trigger various lighting, video and sound events. In this way, students of any ability can gain control over their environment and teachers can wirelessly control a particular scenario.

Sessions make use of auditory, tactile, visual, taste and smell stimuli with integrated music therapy and aim to provide pupils with the opportunity to learn whilst working, exploring and experiencing independently.

To watch videos go to: http://www.threeways.bathnes.sch.uk/pupil-zone/videos 

 

 

School Trips

At Three Ways School our aim is to help pupils maximise their potential and have the skills they need to be fulfilled individuals. Much of this work is best done at school in our well designed classrooms and specialist rooms but sometimes this learning is best done out of school.

Our off-site trips include:

  • Going to shops to practice and develop maths, life skills and social skills
  • Going on geography, history and science field trips; including to Bath City Farm and local woodlands
  • Practicing independence skills by navigating in towns and the countryside using maps
  • Practicing independence skills by using public transport

Trips are flexible to meet the needs of individual children and there is a rigorous system in place to ensure they are safe and appropriate.  

School Meals Menus

At the very end of last term we sadly said goodbye to two members of our school kitchen team. Over the summer we have advertised for new staff and hope to appoint early in term one.

In the interim we have taken the decision to outsource our catering to a company based in Trowbridge. Eynon Catering come recommended by other local Special Schools. They have the knowledge and understanding of the need to provide not only a menu that adheres to all the School Food Standards but will provide all our special diets including being able to offer a special menu for blended food.

We will be constantly reviewing the service and we will keep you informed as to any changes we make.

Please download this years menu below.

Sixth Form

The Sixth Form department at Three Ways offers students exciting opportunities to develop their academic and social skills as their move towards adulthood. Our curriculum therefore reflects the changes and transitions that young people begin to experience from 16 to 19 and beyond. Our curriculum is built around the functional skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Personal Social Health Education. The work of our students is accredited by the AQA Exam Board Unit Award Scheme. This offers differentiated opportunities based on the level the student is working at, allowing personalisation and creativity. Students continue to study a broad and balanced curriculum which also includes Drama/Music links with a local Secondary School, Water Mobility Sessions, Communication sessions and Music Therapy. We have a newly established department choir as we all enjoying singing!

Some of our students may work within the department for up to three years, whilst we support others to access college after 1-2 years, depending on the transition plan. We support young people to visit a range of colleges and housing placements in order to inform their choice making. Young people engage in accessible work experience opportunities and receive support to set this up. Transition meetings ensure that students with a higher level of need continue to have regular support and any areas of development are pursued.

Key Stage 5 staff work within a multidisciplinary team including Learning Partnership West, therapy services and parents/carers in order to support our young people.

If you would like to visit us please contact the main school reception to book a visit with the Department Manager, Miss Steph Muse. We look forward to welcoming you to Sixth Form.

Uniform

School Uniform is provided by Marks and Spencer

M&S ‘Your School Uniform’ will provide Three Ways School with the following:

  • Products selected by the school, embroidered with the school logo.
  • A dedicated website containing pages specific to Three Ways.
  • A dedicated phone number enabling you to shop over the phone or answer any questions you may have.

How to order:

You can place your order for school uniform products in the following ways:

Select - devon-dorset-somerset    

then click on – three ways school

  • Order by phone on 08445447973 (8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday)

Due to its personalised nature, M&S Your School Uniform operate separately from the main M&S therefore you will not be able to order in store. The School uniform service is direct delivery only. M&S School Uniform offer both Standard and express delivery to UK addresses. Standard delivery is £2.50 and Express £4.95. All orders of £35 and above receive free standard delivery and all returns are free, using the returns envelope that M&S provides.

 


School Uniform:

  • Grey / Black Skirt / Shorts / Trousers
  • White T-Shirt / Polo Shirt
  • School Fleece / T-Shirt / Sweatshirt
  • Rucksack containing change of clothing (if appropriate)

PE Kit: This will normally be kept at school and sent home half termly:

  • T-Shirt
  • Shorts
  • Plimsolls / Trainers
  • All in a bag which is named

Swimming Kit: This will need to be sent in weekly and will be sent home after swimming:

  • Swimsuit / Trunks
  • Towel
  • All in a drawstring waterproof bag

Please label all uniform items clearly

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.  Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
•promote wellness
•manage stress
•alleviate pain
•express feelings
•enhance memory
•improve communication
•promote physical rehabilitation.
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. (American Music Therapy Association)

Music Therapy belongs to The Arts Therapies, where music, art, drama and dance are not so much ‘taught’ as ‘lived’. A session is not a lesson … the client, whatever age they may be, will be encouraged to let go of the idea of a ‘right or wrong’ way to play, move or paint, and be given the freedom and encouragement to rely more on ‘instinct’ and ‘preference’. Within the safety and clear boundaries of the therapeutic environment, children and adults alike will often find a place where they are able to discover something of their ‘authentic’ selves in a way that words alone so often fail to do.
Music therapists work with a wide range of client groups including, and especially, children and young people with special, profound and complex needs, many of whom struggle with words or verbal material.

Music Therapy is:
•A way to express feelings without words
•A place and space to build a meaningful and supportive relationship
•An opportunity to play musical instruments that need no skill, and no previous experience of playing
•A place of ‘safety’ to be creative and spontaneous without criticism or any expectations.
•A place to discover more about ourselves and choose how we use that knowledge.
In a Music Therapy session, the therapist aims to match the person’s spontaneous sounds no matter how chaotic, uncertain or fragmented, and ‘contain’ them in an improvised musical framework. This ‘co-created’ music can then lead to spoken discussion, but may just as well become the process of communication, interaction and relationship building in itself.

Adrian Snell
Music Therapist and Arts Therapy Consultant for Curriculum Development

Please download a Music Therapy leaflet below


 

Shout Out

Children's Rights and Advocacy Service

Sometimes young people face situations in their lives and they don't know who they can turn to.

Sometimes it can be hard to turn to those who know so much about you already.

Shout out! is an independant service run by Off the Record that helps young people to express their wishes and feelings, in whatever way that might be possible.  If there is something they want to say, or something they want to start, stop or change, then we can support them in doing that. 

We can't promise to make everything better in an instant but we can make sure that everything is tried and that the young person is listed to.

Shout Out! provides a drop-in service at Three Ways School that runs each week.  To see an Advocate, pupils can ask their teacher or put their name on a slip and put it in the Shout Out! box in reception.

Contact Shout Out! on 01179 865 604

Global Partnership

Global Dimension at Three Ways    (Logo)

Three Ways School is committed to embedding an international dimension to learning across the school.

All students enjoy a range of cross - curricular, multi - sensory activities which enable them to access the world beyond their immediate and everyday experience.  Learners explore the tastes, smells, sights, sounds from other countries and expand their knowledge and understanding of other cultures and traditions through class discussions, group activities and research.

They learn that there are young people in other countries who have similar physical and intellectual challenges and discover ways to communicate with others despite barriers of distance and language.

Staff also value how the Global Dimension enriches learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Recent projects have included 2012 Paralympics collaboration with athletes at the Bath University Sports Village – whole school activities for Fair Trade Fortnight – Drama Workshops exploring Conflict Resolution and new e-mail links with a French School.

In Summer 2011, Sixth Form pupils had great fun creating a sustainable keyhole garden as part of an ongoing joint project with our link school in Uganda.

Over the year, School Council members worked alongside our Music Therapist to create a song and a DVD with our partners in Albania.

The spoken language cannot always be our primary method of communication. By developing a project around a song, we have found a way of taking two very contrasting cultures and sets of circumstances and linking them in a practical and meaningful way.

In September 2011 Three Ways School was accredited for Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum. We were praised for the scope of our ‘excellent international activities’ and our ‘support, commitment, creativity and innovative international work’.

Rosemary Bird
InternationalSchool’s co-ordinator 

Ofsted

Thursday 11th June - Friday 12th June 2015 

This inspection: Outstanding  1
Leadership and management: Outstanding  1
Behaviour and safety of pupils: Outstanding  1
Quality of teaching: Outstanding:  1
Achievement of pupils: Outstanding  1
Early years provision: Outstanding  1
Sixth form provision: Outstanding  1
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils: This is an outstanding school

 

  • In this welcoming and popular school, pupils including those in the early years and sixth form, make outstanding progress. They achieve exceptionally well and are very suitably prepared for the next stages of learning or employment.
  • Teaching is outstanding. In a very positive atmosphere for learning, high expectations are strongly conveyed to pupils. Planning is very well considered, assessment meticulous, and activities are relevant and enjoyable so that pupils try their best. 
  • Early years provision is outstanding. Children make excellent progress in all areas of learning because activities are extremely well organised and fun, and children are quickly engaged.
  • Sixth form provision is excellent. Independence and decision making are highly promoted, very effectively encouraging academic achievement and personal development. 
  • Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are courteous and enjoy school greatly. Deeply ingrained procedures to ensure safety lead to pupils feeling very secure. Parents are highly confident that their child is very well looked after. 
  • The headteacher’s strong and effective leadership is fully supported by senior staff. Leadership is widely dispersed and staff are highly motivated to do their best. Governors know the school very well, steadfastly holding leaders to account. In consequence, leaders, managers and governors ensure that the school continually improves. 

Please download the full Ofsted Report below

School Policies

Please find our relevent school policies listed below which are availiable to download.

If you require a copy of a policy which is not listed below, please contact the school office for a paper copy

 

Our Policies are currently under review and once reviewed will be available to view and download once again

About Three Ways School

Welcome to our website!

Three Ways School is an Academy Trust,  operating as a generic Community Special School.  It opened in September 2007 on our existing site, prior to 2007 there were three separate Special Schools in Bath that amalgamated in September 2005.

The school provides for 207 children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs.

Three Ways is divided into 3 departments to enable curriculum delivery and expectations that are age appropriate to all pupils.

          Primary Department - 4yrs-11yrs

          Secondary Department - 11yrs-16yrs

          Sixth Form - 16yrs-19yrs

The school is a Specialist School for Physical and Sensory.  It is also a School of Creativity.

We offer the full National Curriculum as a basis for curriculum development and add to this a wide range of additional activities for personal and social growth.

All pupils are encouraged and supported to access learning and achieve the highest possible standards. 

Our team of staff and therapists offer a wide level of expertise, enhanced by excellent facilities and resources.

For further information please look at our prospectus or contact us to come and visit.

Julie Dyer

Head Teacher 

* DIGITAL PROSPECTUS

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