Jack Tizard is a Hammersmith & Fulham community school and accepts pupils from surrounding London boroughs. The Education, Health and Care (EHC) Planning Service at Hammersmith & Fulham Council coordinates admissions to the school.
At Jack Tizard we cater for pupils from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds with a wide range of severe and complex learning difficulties, including those with physical, sensory, medical, behavioural and autistic spectrum learning needs. Pupils attending Jack Tizard School either have an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan or are undergoing an EHC Needs Assessment.
We take a person centred approach in considering requests for places and planning admission to the school. As part of the admissions process, pupils, their parents and carers are invited to visit the school to meet the Jack Tizard school community, and to explore our learning environment and resources.
The Hammersmith & Fulham EHC Planning Service will inform parents, or the requesting borough, about the placement decision and start date. The responsible borough will also secure the necessary home to school transport arrangements.
Once a placement has been agreed, the pupil’s future class teacher and our Family Link Worker will arrange a home visit. Following this, we will arrange a multi-disciplinary pre-admissions meeting to support a shared understanding of the pupil’s learning, health and care needs by all the professionals who will be working with them in school.
If a pupil is transferring to Jack Tizard from another school, we will arrange for our staff to go and meet the pupil in their current school. An introduction programme will be set up to enable the pupil to get used to the staff, and to the new environment, prior to moving.
After the pupil has attended Jack Tizard for 6 weeks, we hold a post-admission meeting. This will focus on how they are settling in, look at the proposed learning targets, and discuss any priority areas parents may want the school to work on, as well as sharing any worries or concerns they may have.