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SEND Provision


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 SENCo is Mrs Claire Chandler


Below is our Consultation Document for our SRP (Specially Resourced Provision) at The Pines. 

Informal consultation will start on 01/02/2021. 


The last day for feedback at this stage of consultation will be: 12th February 2021.

Let us know your thoughts or questions – please contact us:

Emma Ferrey, Bracknell Forest Council SEND Consultant

Email: Tel: 07932 660092





Consultation on a proposal to develop new provision at The Pines Primary School to support pupils with autism and other related needs


What are we proposing?

Bracknell Forest Council, in partnership with the governors of The Pines Primary School, wants to continue to develop our new provision (The Orchard) for up to 10 children – with pupils from Key Stage 1.


The new specially resourced provision, and additional specialist staff to support these pupils to take part in mainstream classes where possible, has already begun and we look to develop this further.  The aim is for this to be fully operational by September 2021.  It will include our current 7 KS1 pupils including pupils from Year 1 and EYFS.


Then in September 2022, the current pupils will move to a Key Stage 2 provision which aims to grow to 10 pupils for Key stage 2.  We will accept at least 2 pupils from Reception to continue to grow the Key Stage 1 provision, increasing to a maximum of 10 by 2025.  Meaning we will have a provision for up to 10 in Key stage 1 and 10 in Key stage 2.


Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) at The Pines Primary School


Our school vision and motto is Be Your Best


Believe: We are a community who inspire all to believe in themselves and hold courageous aspirations.

Excellence: Through a fun and engaging curriculum we develop the skills to excel as lifelong learners.

Safe: We take responsibility for the safety of ourselves, others and the environment.

Team: We nurture a culture of respect, kindness and collaboration so that we can be the best team.


Our vision to ‘Be Your Best’ is at the heart of all that we do at The Pines and we believe that every child can succeed. We want all members of our school community to have high aspirations and to feel confident about the future, looking forward to the opportunities it will bring.  This will include all pupils with SEND and we have a desire to ensure our pupils with SEND are part of an inclusive environment with high quality provision.


Our staff already have good skills in teaching and supporting children with autism and other SEND in an inclusive way. The Headteacher, staff and governors all feel that having the specially resourced provision (SRP) will be a natural extension to the work we already do in the school


What physical changes are required to the school?

A number of improvements would be made to The Pines Primary, as part of the proposal that would benefit all pupils. These would include:


  • Developing the outside area of The Orchard
  • Adding new external doors and a ramp to the garden
  • Internal decoration to enhance the internal space


These improvements would be carried out with as little disruption to the school as possible.  The Orchard provision would continue as normal.


How would this affect staff at the school?

As a school we would support shared teaching and learning in both the SRP and Mainstream by ensuring that planning is shared with appropriate year group teachers.  The lead teacher/SENCO will have weekly meetings with class teachers to ensure there is a shared approach to the education of the children in the SRP. 


We envisage that all pupils in the SRP would be welcomed into class for pre-arranged and regular lessons.  All teachers and TAs would spend time in the SRP getting to know the children in their calm low stimulus environment and observing strategies in place to support their individual needs.  This would ensure a positive transition into the mainstream classrooms and create positive relationships between all involved.


Training and support would be given to all staff at The Pines Primary School.


Consultation process and dates

This document is part of the informal consultation stage, which takes place before formal consultation (also known as statutory consultation). The purpose of the informal consultation stage is for us to have lots of conversations with parents, carers, staff and other interested parties to understand any concerns and answer any questions.


This informal consultation will then help us decide whether we need to rethink any of our plans, before we go to formal (statutory) consultation.


Informal consultation will start on 01/02/2021. Information will also be available on the school’s website


The last day for feedback at this stage of consultation will be:

12th February 2021.


Formal (statutory) consultation will start on 22nd February 2021 and run until 19th March 2021


Let us know your thoughts or questions – please contact us:

Emma Ferrey, Bracknell Forest Council SEND Consultant

Email: Tel: 07932 660092


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.