West Sussex Taverners support Palatine School
Palatine Primary School is a community special school in Worthing which caters for pupils with moderate, severe or profound learning needs many of whom have associated sensory, motor and communication difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
There are 123 pupils on role aged 4-11 who are taught in groups most appropriate to their individual learning and social needs.
The school makes full use of sensory equipment, but with the recent growth in pupil numbers, their existing sensory room was unable to meet their needs.
A request was therefore received to support them in the purchase of a mobile sensory unit which would also help in making the very important aspect of learning available to all the children. The new unit would be used directly in classroom settings and relieve the strain on the current sensory room area and also provide this much needed form of teaching to those pupils who found it difficult to move around the school.
Neil Holloway, Chairman, West Sussex Region, met with the Head Teacher, Catriona Goldsmith and was delighted to support the request.
We are delighted to see that the unit has now been installed and is making a real contribution to the excellent work undertaken by Catriona and her team.
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