The Pace Centre
Philip Green House, Coventon Road, Aylesbury, HP19 9JL, Buckinghamshire
Independent Special School
|Special Needs||CLD, CP, DYSP, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PNI, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS|
|Head Teacher||Mrs Claire Smart|
|Date Appointed||September 2016|
|Co-ed Age Range||1-16|
|Fees||Available on request|
A specialist school for children with motor disorders
Pace offers a nurturing, stimulating and rich environment to children and young people with a wide range of sensory motor disorders and related communication, educational and medical needs. Our aim is to unlock potential and empower children to live life as independently as possible.
Our highly skilled transdisciplinary team of experts work in close collaboration to deliver an individually tailored curriculum. Drawing on best practice from a range of clinical and educational disciplines, the curriculum is bespoke to each child’s abilities and goals and delivers outstanding outcomes. Each class has a minimum ratio of one to one with a specialist leader for each session.
"Pupils make rapid progress against their individual targets. This is because teaching and continuous support from a wide range of professionals accurately meets pupils' needs." - Ofsted 2016
At the heart of our transdisciplinary approach lies the relationship between postural, movement, sensory and perceptual skills and how these impact on academic learning.
In December 2016, Ofsted rated Pace "Outstanding" for the fifth consecutive inspection.
What we offer
Education: Pre-school, Reception, Key stages 1-4, Dual placements, Community outreach, Commissioned services
Onsite therapy: Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and language therapy, Hydrotherapy, Hippotherapy, Rebound therapy
Approaches we use: Conductive education, Sensory integration, Bobath
Communication: Alternative and augmentative communication, British Sign Language
Family support: Early intervention, Assessment and advice, Sleeping, Feeding, Moving and handling, Communication, Parent training and support, Parent partnership
Daily independence programmes:
Group and individual programmes to develop sensory registration and processing skills
Specific programmes to develop movement skills, fine motor skills, hand skills, selfcare and independence skills
Group and individual programmes to develop communication skills, including 'high tech' communication aides and ICT user groups
Engagement with the local community through regular citizenship activities.