The Pines

Welcome to The Pines

In The Pines:





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 consists of three classrooms which cater for a wide range of complex needs of children from Reception to Year 6. Our classes are called ; Natterjacks (Reception & Y1), Woodpeckers (Y1-3) and Foxes (Y3-6).

Within The Pines we have two large outdoor provisions as well as a large sensory garden, where we rest and relax, grow flowers and vegetables and play with our guinea pigs. The children have free access to these areas throughout the day where skilled staff take the learning to the children within the outdoors.

We also 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 wet room, shower and changing bed solely for our pupils within The Pines. We are also very excited to be currently in the process of designing and building our very own bespoke sensory space.

Within our base we have 3 teaching staff , 7 teaching assistants and 8 1:1 support assistants who are all supported by our Pines Assistant Head Louise Dean.

Staff and children within the Pines are also supported by many outside professionals such as speech and language, Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists. This ensures that staff are kept up to date with new therapies and interventions which benefit our children.

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.


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

· Have an Educational Health Care Plan (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 page The Pines to find out what we get up to EVERYDAY!




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Copy of The Pines Admission Criteria May 2020.doc
The Pines at Redgate Community Primary School Curriculum Rationale
The Pines Equals curriculum.docx

Family Feedback

The relationships we build with our children and their families are key to the work we do here in The Pines and so feedback from our families is extremely important to us. This feedback is crucial to ensure that we continue to offer the best provision possible for our children as well as supporting their families.

Parent Comments 2020
Remote learning/provision Parent Feedback 2021