Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Specialist Resource Provision

Lime Tree school has a Specialist Resource Provision for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The children in the provision belong to one of the mainstream classes. They receive additional support from specialist staff in the form of one to one support and small group activities. The provision children also have access to a Speech and Language Therapist and an Occupational Therapist. Learning for provision children is personalised to meet their individual needs whilst accessing mainstream education and social settings. The provision caters for 3 children per year group and the places are allocated by the Local Authority.

Each key stage has its own base, Einstein for Early years and Key Stage 1 and Grandin for Key Stage 2.

If you would like to contact the SENCo, Marc Lowery, please email to senco@limetree.rbksch.org

As set out in the Equality Act 2010, our Accessibility Policy sets out a plan for:-

  • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school's curriculum

  • improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school

  • improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled.

WEBSEND policy and Information Report 2022 2023 Final.docx

Useful Links

Every local authority has a SEND Local Offer. The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents, carers, children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities to see clearly, from a single and regularly updated source, the services available to local families and how to access them. The offer covers services from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.

Kingston and Richmond children's services are provided by Achieving for Children. The SEND Local Offer sits within their AfCinfo website or you can use this direct link Local Offer website for Kingston and Richmond

Richmond and Kingston Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service

Click here to sign up for Achieving for Children's SEND Local Offer news and occasional email updates.

Kingston PCF is made up of local parents and carers who work to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities and their needs are heard and understood by local services and decision makers.

Express is a local 'not for profit' community organisation supporting autistic people and their families

The Emotional Health Service Resource Hub helps children, young people and their families with their emotional wellbeing. Waiting times for support can be long and it is important that a wider range of support is available for children and young people when they need it. The hub has online self help resources including pre-recorded video workshops, helplines, online counselling and information.

Final SEND top tips leaflet.pdf