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East London Independent School (ELIS)

Welfare Road, Stratford Marsh, E15 4HT, London

020 8555 6737


referrals@tces.org.uk

www.tces.org.uk

East London Independent School (ELIS)
School type Coeducational Day
Special Needs ASD, AUT, BESD, EBD, SEMH
Head Teacher Adele Stedman
Co-ed Age Range 7-19 years

East London Independent School (ELIS) is a TCES Group school, providing LA funded day-school education for pupils aged 7-19 years whose Social, Emotional or Mental Health (SEMH) needs or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), plus complex co-morbid needs has made it difficult for them to achieve success in a mainstream school. Pupils often have undiagnosed speech, language and communication needs, sensory or learning difficulties, which can create barriers to learning that are addressed before the pupil can settle into education.

ELIS is housed in a newly developed state-of-the-art school building, which boasts a specially designed low-arousal, autism friendly environment that suits all pupils regardless of their needs. Uniquely, the school successfully teaches ASC and SEMH pupils together.

Our integrated approach to education, health and care, takes each pupil on an individual journey that encourages a love of learning. We provide a well-structured routine in a safe, calm and happy environment that promotes tolerance and respect throughout our school community. We nurture ambition and work with each child to provide them with the life skills, accreditation and certification needed to achieve future careers.

Pupils are taught in groups of up to six to ensure each individual receives an intensive level of support, with a Teacher and TA as minimum. TCES Group's Inclusion Model is embedded at ELIS, delivered by the Inclusion Manager and Pastoral Care Co-ordinator: tutor support, key work, group process, nurture groups and leadership skills are part of the core offer.

The school delivers TCES Group's 5 Part Curriculum, which includes access to support from the Clinical and Therapy Team on an as-needs basis. Individualised therapy programmes are delivered by our in-house team and access to Clinical Psychology and a Paediatrician at Consultant level can be arranged for pupils whose needs require further investigation.

Pupils attending ELIS often need highly personalised learning programmes and can remain for Post-16 programmes of study, specialising in developing independence, preparation for adult life and life after school.

A parallel service to our schools, TCES Group's Create Service offers therapeutic education, delivered through a case co-ordination model, to pupils who present (or are at) significant risk to themselves or others, and who cannot be educated in a school setting.

To find out more about the school and its facilities please come and visit us! In the first instance please contact us on referrals@tces.org.uk or 020 8543 7878.