Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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IQM Award Flagship School

Timbercroft Primary School holds the IQM Flagship Status for Inclusion. This award recognises Timbercroft as a unique school that demonstrates a strong commitment to outstanding levels of inclusive best practice as well as active leadership towards the development of inclusion across a network of schools. 

Since we began our journey towards a Centre of Excellence and Flagship School for Inclusion we have developed our sensory room, sensory garden and sensory circuit room, that allow all our children to access a range of activities that enable their physical and emotional wellbeing. In fact, any space that we can use to improve the opportunities and life chances for our children we develop over time based on research, expertise from external agencies and what we know about our children as individuals. 

We continue to close the SEND and English as an additional language data gap in the younger year groups with specific focus on communication & vocabulary development in all areas of the curriculum as an entitlement for every child. Where children have significant difficulties our curriculum has been adapted for them to access life skills and areas of learning that are significant to them. It’s not just about data - it’s about the children first and foremost and when you come to visit us you will see how inclusive and nurturing we are. 

We work closely with CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service), senior leaders have attended Place2Be sessions which provide mental health training to support school leaders, teachers and other staff to develop mentally healthy schools and we have a Mental Health First Aider so we can support our staff understanding of potential mental health issues and ways to support our children and families.

A calm, purposeful, teaching and learning atmosphere was evident throughout the whole school and the behaviour for learning observed during the review day was exemplary.  All adults know all the pupils and relationships between pupils and school staff were observed as being excellent.  A positive culture was witnessed in every classroom visited with teachers actively listening to pupils and giving praise and encouragement in response to answers given and questions asked

The parents spoken to agreed that they make decisions with the school and as parents they feel listened to.  One parent commented that, “staff recognise I am the expert on my child, and they work with me to plan support.  This school listens!”

What continues to stand out very clearly is the pride and passion of the staff and this is demonstrated in the way they engage and work with each other, pupils and families to more than meet needs, going above and beyond what is expected.

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