We are delighted to have won the Nasen Excellent Practice in Primary School Award and were presented with the award by Vanessa Feltz at Nasen’s Award evening in London in October.
Stanley Primary School were nominated for this award by the mother of Alexander, a Peartree pupil at Stanley. The nomination outlined the fantastic work that Peartree do and how well Alexander was welcomed and supported by all. Stanley was Alexander’s 8th school placement and, following his time in the specialist unit there, he and his peers are accepted unequivocally as members of the mainstream school. His comments in the Year 6 Leavers book stated that whilst he will miss his Specialist Unit, he considers his biggest achievement to have been to “fit into the school” as a whole.
Ian Dickinson, Headteacher at Stanley, said: “We are delighted to receive this national award which recognises the great work that the Peartree Centre does as well as how hard everyone here works to make sure that children like Alexander do really, as he said – fit into the school as a whole.”
Sam Proctor (Assistant Headteacher) and Katy Stannett (SENCO) attended the presentation evening
to receive the award on the school's behalf – pictured with the Award evening’s host Vanessa Feltz.
Nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity who promote the advancement and development of all individuals with SEND/ALN. Nasen awards are national awards that seek to recognise and share the best practice which, ultimately, really benefits children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities.
The Peartree Centre is Stanley Primary School’s specialist resource provision for ASD.