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The Pace Centre

Philip Green House, Coventon Road, Aylesbury, HP19 9JL, Buckinghamshire

01296 392739



The Pace Centre
School type Independent Special School
Founded 1990
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

Our model

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

Wheelchair 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.