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The Thanet Inclusion Support Service (TISS) includes Specialist Teachers and Outreach from Special Schools. TISS provides advice and training to support settings and schools in improving the outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. TISS is responsive and flexible to local needs through the opportunities for discussion and decision-making at the Local Inclusion Forum Team meetings (LIFT).
TISS support for children with SEND within this age range is carried out through visits to Day Nurseries and Pre-school provisions. Referrals are received via the EY Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) Meeting.
Requests for intervention are made via the EY LIFT Meetings that are held every two weeks. Each setting has been allocated to an EY LIFT group that meets termly. The EY LIFT will allocate appropriate support.
The main route for schools to access SEND support is the District LIFT meetings. Support at the LIFT meeting is provided by a range of professionals.
Schools are required to attend the LIFT meetings to discuss a range of support, including schools supporting each other and sharing good practices.
TISS provides a consistent and equitable core training offer to pre-school settings and schools covering:
For Further information and referral forms please visit the TISS page on the KELSI website.
NELFT – The North East London NHS Foundation Trust, provides a range of integrated community and mental health services for people in the London boroughs, but also eating disorder and adolescent mental health services for Kent and Medway.
Greenbanks Thanet MASH – Is our local Multi Agency Specialist Hub (MASHs) and our centre for disabled children and their families.
At our centre you and your child can benefit from a number of professional and healthcare services. Please speak to Mr Dillon or ring the numbers below for more details.
Kent Children’s Speech and Language Therapists – assess and treat children and young people with speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties and train and support parents, carers and staff in early years’ settings and schools.
They support the Northdown by providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children and young people with, language and communication needs, development language disorder, specific difficulties in producing speech sounds, hearing impairment, cleft palate, stammering, autism/social interaction difficulties, voice disorders and selective mutism.
Valence School Outreach Team – provide fantastic outreach services to advise us on best possible practice for our children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. They will come in regularly to perform class observations, then feedback to teachers, support staff and the SENCO on what is working well and how we can improve our practice.
Foreland Field’s Outreach Service – We work closely with the Foreland Fields and have had children on dual role with them in 2018/2019. We regularly access the Foreland Outreach service through our Inclusion Forum.
In the last year they have provided us with specialist expertise in the following areas:
They can also provide advice and guidance the following:
St Anthony’s – We are continuing to grow our links with St Anthonys (Our next door neighbour) through 2018/2019. We have received visits from their key outreach staff for our children with Educational Health Care Plans, or who have specific behavioural and learning needs, such as SEMH, ASD, FAS and DAMP.