The Pines School has a named SENDCo who has undertaken the Government SENDCo qualification and a named Governor responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). They ensure that the SEND policy works within the guidelines and inclusion policies of the 2014 SEN Code of Practice (DfES 2014), the local authority and other policies current in the school.
A child or young person has special educational needs (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education and provision to be made for him or her. This may occur for the whole or part of their journey through The Pines.
At The Pines, we strongly believe that every child, including those with special educational needs, should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential in school. Our aim is always to be fully inclusive, meeting the needs of every child in the most appropriate way.
All staff are teachers of educational needs and are aware of the procedures for identifying, assessing, monitoring and making provision for any child with a special education need.
Our current SENDCo is Mrs Claire Chandler
I have recently found a useful support group for parents of children on the autistic spectrum.
This service is free and offers free workshops to attend as well as individual support for families.
Useful Links to Support Parents
Health and Care Plans
Preparing for Adulthood
Autism Explained Video