The Pines

Welcome to The Pines

In The Pines:

We LEARN

We COLLABORATE

We NURTURE

We GROW

We are SAFE


We were delighted in September 2019 to open The Pines for children with Complex Needs. The Pines has been a wonderful addition to Redgate and in such a short time it has already enriched the lives of everyone within our school.

The Pines started with two classrooms that accommodated 10 children in each. We are now delighted to announce from September 2020 we will have a third classroom for 8 more of our youngest pupils. Our classes are called ; Natterjacks (Reception & Y1), Woodpeckers (Y2 & Y3) and Foxes (Y4-6).

Within The Pines we have two large outdoor provisions and a large sensory garden, where we rest and relax, grow flowers and vegetables and play with our guinea pigs. We have a two quiet areas outside the classrooms and a kitchen and snack area that children can access with staff throughout the day. We have a fully equipped disabled bathroom with a wetroom shower and changing bed solely for our pupils within The Pines.

Within our base we have three teaching staff , 6 teaching assistants and 4 1:1 support assistants.

For many children and young people, changing schools or coming to one for the first time can be traumatic and for others it is a time of excitement and apprehension. At this time, it is the Pines overarching aim to ensure that processes are as seamless as possible so as to ensure that the pupil settles in, adapts effectively to our environment and that parents/carers feel supported in the knowledge that the most appropriate placement has been secured for their child in order to meet their needs.

It is very much the aim that the children will be in an inclusive learning environment. Therefore, the children attending The Pines will join their friends in Redgate, whenever possible, for school activities, ensuring that they are very much a part of the Redgate School community.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Pupils being admitted to The Pines at Redgate CP School will meet the following criteria:

· Have an EHCP describing a range of needs that diagnose that their SEN is complex.

· Will not have primary need of ASC/SEMH.

· Will be aged from Reception to Year 6

· Will be academically functioning significantly below their chronological age

Please visit our class pages to find out what we get up to during our days in The pines

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Copy of The Pines Admission Criteria May 2020.doc