Welcome to the Tuition, Medical and Behaviour Support Service website. I hope it provides you with all the information that you need to reassure you about the education that your child will receive whilst with us.

Our Vision Statement

We are driven to support each student, inspiring them to reach their full potential by removing barriers to access an aspirational, personalised curriculum; empowering them for the next stage of their education and beyond.

Making a difference

The Tuition, Medical and Behaviour Support Service exists to meet the needs of pupils aged between 5 and 16 countywide, who cannot be taught in school for a while. There are many reasons for this, including ongoing assessment of their needs, recovering from illness, awaiting a new or special school placement, having been permanently excluded from school or needing to work in small groups rather than full sized classes.

Our key purpose is to provide a high quality learning experience appropriate to the needs of the individual pupil. This will enable them to make good progress in their learning and personal development and restore self-confidence and enjoyment. We support the (re)integration back into the most appropriate education provision at the earliest opportunity.

This is a good service, which was recognised in the most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2018).

How the service is accessed

Parent WordleShropshire Council commissions a number of places which can be accessed by referral to a panel by the pupil’s school. Details of this process are contained in the terms of reference available on the Shropshire Council website. The purpose of these places is to assess pupil needs and to prepare the pupil for their next step, whether it be a return to their mainstream home school or to another provision. Pupils on these programmes are dual registered and the cost is met through higher needs funding.

Hospital consultants can make referrals for pupils who are too ill to attend school and are still accessing hospital treatment on a regular basis.
TMBSS has some additional capacity that can be commissioned on an infill basis. Over the past two academic years, we have been working closely on bespoke programmes in partnership with schools, the LAC team and other Local Authorities. These have ranged from full time places to individual activities that are supportive of the mainstream curriculum. On these occasions the funding is the responsibility of the referrer.

If you would like any further information about our Service and cannot find it on the website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Greg Portman

Head of Service