Welcome to The Pinetree School website

DfE Advisor Visit: Friday 2nd December 2016

Whether you are a prospective or current pupil, parent or member of staff, an educational professional or a visitor to this site; I am sure you will find the information provided both useful and beneficial.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Head Teacher of The Pinetree School

All pupils of The Pinetree School have special educational needs based primarily on a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. All of the staff are committed to providing an effective learning environment within classes of usually no more than eight pupils.

Management of behaviour is one of our main concerns. Our behaviour management system involves carefully selected rewards, clear consequences and consistency of approach that recognises individual pupil circumstances. Such a system is many times more effective when there exists a close partnership between staff and parents/carers. Clear and frequent 2-way communication is vital if we are going to maximise the expectations, confidence and self-esteem of each pupil at the school.

For a few pupils, a carefully planned return to a mainstream school may be possible, whereas for others, an increasing number of externally accredited examinations including GCSE exams supplemented by a number of Entry Level and Functional Skills examinations and others are available at The Pinetree.

The hardworking staff, our better-behaved pupils and helpful parents are together making Pinetree an incredibly successful and pleasant school community. We hope that you will find all the information required within our website. However, if you do have further questions or would like to talk to a member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact our school office who will be happy to help you.

Dr Tawanda Madhlangobe

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