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Our TS Friendly Organisations

The TS Friendly Scheme is designed to recognise and promote good practice in organisations who support the needs of people living with TS. We are proud to acknowledge the following schools, colleges, employers and organisations as TS Friendly.

All recognised organisations have completed a bespoke TA training session and have shown a commitment to supporting and understanding the needs of people with TS.

 

In recognition of their support, organisations receive:

  • Use of the TS Friendly ebadge that can be displayed on communications and publications
  • A certificate to display
  • Their organisation’s name, bio and logo on the Tourettes Action website
  • Membership to our monthly e-newsletter keeping them up to date with latest news

Introducing our TS Friendly Organisations

TS Friendly Schools

Wye School

Wye School is an all-ability, co-educational school serving up to 600 students aged 11 to 19. It is part of United Learning – a group of over 60 independent schools and academies across the country. Our drive is to provide an excellent standard of education for the whole community which supports and develops each and every individual to be the very best they can be. 

Twitter/X name @WyeSchoolKent

Find out more here www.wyeschool.org.uk/

Chilmington Green School

 

 

At Chilmington Green School, our values reflect who we are and underpin everything we do. Our values of Ambition, Determination and Respect drive our academic curriculum and exemplify the attitude to learning that we expect to see from our students, both within school and beyond.

Twitter/X name is @ChilmingtonGre1, Facebook - Chilmington Green School

Find out more here chilmingtongreenschool.org.uk/

Grange Park School

Grange Park School is a specialist provision for children and young people aged between 8 and 19 with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). Grange Park aspires to be a school where learning needs are identified and met leading to outstanding academic achievement. A school where personal aspirations are nurtured leading to the transition to a successful adulthood in the wider community.

Twitter/X name is @GrangePark_Kent

Find out more here www.grange-park-school-kent.co.uk/

Meadows Primary & Nursery School

 

Meadows Primary & Nursery works hard to make our school magnificent.  We believe that we aspire, grow and flourish and from humble beginnings our children can have endless potential.  We take pride in our strong local heritage and demonstrate strong values in all that we do.

The whole school family models unity and through this we all achieve and celebrate our successes.

Find out more here www.meadowsprimaryschool.co.uk/

The Martin Wilson School 

At The Martin Wilson School and Early Years Centre, we believe that a happy child is a successful one. 

We are committed to providing a positive, safe and stimulating environment for children to learn, where all are valued. We intend that all children should enjoy their learning, achieve their potential and become independent life-long learners.

Find out more here martinwilsonschool.com/

 

Ty Gwyn School

Ty Gwyn is part of the Western Learning Federation and is a local authority maintained special school which serves the people of Cardiff. We are passionate about improving the education and quality of life of pupils aged 3-19 with a wide range of learning difficulties.

Staff and governors at the school are highly dedicated and work alongside parents, carers and the team around the child to provide high quality, pupil-centred learning so that pupils can ‘learn to achieve’. 

Twitter - @GwynSchool

Huckleberry Therapeutic School

Huckleberry is a unique and nurturing therapeutic primary school. Huckleberry is an exciting and enriching learning environment, and it is our aim and commitment to ensure that no child is left behind, rather encouraged to develop the confidence to be the greatest they can be.

The school is committed to making a real difference in the lives of the children in our setting. We aim to give our children the very best start to their educational journey, developing a lifelong love of learning, ready for independence and the steppingstones to their education.

Manor Road, Wantage, OX12 8NE Huckleberry@csfc.co.uk

Communication Specialist College Doncaster

 

 

 

Our student cohort is diverse; from students with severe learning disabilities through to those who are working towards level 3 vocational qualifications. The college has all the vocational facilities of a mainstream college, however, because class sizes are small and communication, pastoral and therapeutic support is outstanding we can give young people, who can’t access a mainstream college, an opportunity to access the courses they want to. For many of our students, their main barrier to learning is their communication/social needs. They can work at an academic level that would lead to paid work, but the size, pace and level of language used in a mainstream college environment is too much for them. CSCD ensures all these barriers are broken down to allow students to fully access all stages of this learning journey.

Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6AY enquiries@ddt-deaf.org.uk

 

TS Friendly Organisations

Confident Drivers

Every year thousands of potential new drivers struggle to gain their license due to driving nerves and stress. It is this that has led to the story behind Confident Drivers which is designed to support both driving instructors, nervous drivers and learner drivers to conquer their nerves, control their anxiety and develop confidence on the road. We offer stress management resources, driving confidence coaching and training for driving instructors, backed up by The Driving Confidence Podcast.

Find out more here www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/

Space Youth Project

Welcoming all young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBT+) people up to age 25 across Dorset since 2001.

We aim to support young people who are or maybe LBGT+ and empower them to have positive self-esteem, to know they are supported, to have a sense of community and to overcome issues caused or intensified by prejudice in order to facilitate freedom of expression.

Space Youth project uses ‘trans’ as an umbrella term for those who are transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, a agender, are of non-Western gender identities and those who have trans history.

Find out more here www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk/

Cadmus Inclusive

Cadmus Inclusive is an SEND and pupil well-being advisory service which provides a holistic range of expert, fast and easy to access services to support pupils. We work with educational settings to maximise the learning potential, educational access, the social, emotional and mental health and life chances of vulnerable learners. Cadmus Inclusive is a not for profit organisation. 

Facebook and X @CadmusInclusiveTeam

Instagram and Pinterest @CadmusInclusive01

Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field is the leading disability fan advocacy charity in England and Wales, providing advice and support to disabled sports fans, Disabled Supporters Associations (DSAs) and key stakeholders, across all sports.

The charity works closely with these groups, and with clubs, to share best practice, raise awareness, and improve access and inclusion at sports stadia.

Find out more here www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/

Neupulse

 

 

 

Neurotherapeutics Ltd (known by its brand name Neupulse) is a neuro-modulation company that is focusing on brain health conditions. Our primary focus is reducing tics in individuals with Tourette Syndrome​.

The company is a spin out from the University of Nottingham, formed to commercialise the research of Professor Stephen Jackson, Professor Georgina Jackson and Dr Barbara Morera. In collaboration with the University of Nottingham a successful clinical trial was run with prototype devices with the results being published in March 2023. The company is now focussed on developing a commercially available wearable device that will help individuals with TS to control their tics.

Find out more here www.neupulse.co.uk/

Junior Dragons Taekwondo

Junior Dragons is the Junior section of Excalibur Martial Arts focusing on ages 4 to 8 years. 

The Junior Dragons syllabus has been designed by educational professionals and martial artists to ensure that it appeals to youngsters and parents alike and provides children with a good foundation in martial arts and self defence whilst maintaining a friendly and fun environment. . Lessons develop teamwork skills, confidence, co-ordination and promote fitness  through a series of fun warm up games alongside more traditional martial arts teaching methods and, like our Excalibur students, Junior Dragons also enjoy social events, days out and the opportunity to join in demonstrations.

Facebook: @JuniorDragonsBridgnorth

Instagram: @JuniorDragonsBridgnorth

E:KIT

E:KIT stands for Excalibur: Kids Into Technology and we are a community STEM club based in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

It started out as a group of like-minded parents and carers who wanted to supplement their children's learning in STEM subjects. Luckily that group was made up of educators, engineers, geologists and communication experts! Sessions encourage problem solving and critical thinking through a variety of projects including making a scaled, working trebuchet, coding and robotics projects.

Currently we are working towards launching an object into the troposphere!

Facebook: @ekit.club

Excalibur Martial Arts

Excalibur Martial Arts is a very successful, and the longest running, Tae Kwon Do club in Bridgnorth as well as being one of the largest clubs within the GTI. Chief Instructor, Mr McGinley, holds the rank of 6th Dan Black Belt. He has trained in Tae Kwon Do for over 25 years and is a qualified Instructor, Referee and Umpire. He has also worked in secondary education for over 25 years. Our leaders are proactive, undertaking continued professional development in the form of seminars, courses and, of course, training for their own Dan grading promotions.

We follow the ITF Tae Kwon-Do syllabus and welcome students of all ages and abilities. Excalibur is like an extended family to our students, we train together but also enjoy social events, days out, tournaments, seminars, demonstrations and so much more!

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This National Treasure houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe and boasts over 300 years of history to discover. Explore this World Heritage Site set in more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and tour the array of Formal Gardens or take the miniature train to the family-friendly Walled Garden. Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year. 

Blenheim Park, Woodstock, OX20 1PP Instagram page

Undeb Myfyrwyr Aberystwyth Students' Union

Working to ensure that Aber students love student life! We provide students with a range of benefits and opportunities to get involved in, including:

  • Helping students to meet new people, make friends and build communities
  • Supporting and developing student Sport Clubs and Societies
  • Supporting and training Academic Reps to have a positive impact for students 
  • Free, impartial, friendly and confidential advice
  • A representative voice for all Aberystwyth University students
  • Opportunities for students to campaign on the issues they care about

We are a democratic, charitable organisation (registered charity) and have a responsibility to act ethically and responsibly in all that we do, contributing to the wider community and limiting our impact on the environment.

Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DX union@aber.ac.uk

 

TS Friendly Employers

Sam Caldecott Business Partner

 

Sam Caldecott is a Business Support Partner who helps Small Business Entrepreneurs keep their business aligned by reducing the pressure they feel to do everything themselves.

Supporting them to leverage their time more effectively, find a better work-life balance and meet their financial goals, I offer bespoke support packages depending on the needs of the client. Services include Strategy sessions, social media help through to generic administration tasks.

Based in Rugby, England LinkedIn Profile

 

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