Partnerships for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools project (PINS)

This is a nationally funded pilot project for 2024/25, building on the success of the national Autism in Schools Project. The approach of Partnerships for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) has been developed around the key principles of Autism in Schools: 

  • Whole School Approach 
  • Good quality training for staff 
  • Parents Supporting Parents groups 
  • Understanding students experience of schools 

Partnerships for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) will bring health and education specialists and expert parent carers into mainstream primary settings to: 

  • Help shape whole school SEND provision 
  • Provide early interventions at a school level 
  • Upskill school staff 
  • Support strengthening of partnerships between schools and parent carers 

We hope that PINS will leave a sustainable impact after the funded period and build evidence on the benefits of closer collaboration between education and health, including working collaboratively across professional boundaries.  

The focus is on a needs drive rather than a diagnosis focussed programme. Strengthening knowledge, skills and improving environments to better meet the needs of neurodiverse children, will reframe the focus to how a supportive learning environment and well-equipped school can improve the outcomes for this group of children. 

Twenty mainstream primary schools in Shropshire and twenty in Telford and Wrekin are taking part in the PINS project. 

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