Grant awarded to support Pace’s Bucks pilot schools-based therapy programme

Schools-based pilot programme, providing support for children with SEND in primary mainstream schools in Buckinghamshire

The Clare Foundation is very pleased to have awarded a grant to support this programme. Ian Sansbury, Pace’s CEO, explains the important of this pilot:

“The Clare Foundation’s support for our work with children with special educational needs and disabilities in Buckinghamshire primary schools has come at a really critical time. Recent years have seen very substantial local and national increases in the number of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH), behavioural challenges, school refusal and motor coordination challenges (including difficulty with handwriting and in accessing PE).

At Pace, we recognise the key role that the county’s primary schools, teachers and teaching assistants have in supporting those children well – and that they need to be better equipped through training and practical support to play that important role. We are delighted that the Clare Foundation is supporting our Buckinghamshire pilot schools-based therapy programme, which will provide a new and highly impactful approach to supporting these children and ensuring they can thrive in all they do”.

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Robin Walker, Trustee:

“I was very impressed with the way PACE work and the good that they do and hope that our contribution will help them as they develop further.

PACE do great work for children and families where neurodisabilities affect them. This area is growing in numbers and at times seems left behind by the Government help. It was good to understand that PACE are here to provide help to children and families affected and TCF is only too happy to contribute to that work.”

A little about Pace

Pace is a specialist charity that is committed to ensuring that children with neurodisabilities have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in life and can take their place in the world.

Fundamental to their approach is a belief in every child’s ability to learn and make progress, whatever the physical or sensory challenges they face. Pace delivers life-changing educational and clinical support to babies, toddlers, children and young people with complex neurodisabilities and practical support and advice to their families. They strive to continually advance best practice in their field. https://thepacecentre.org/

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