Sponsorship of RNIB Three Spires Academy

How our team at Pears Centre is working with RNIB Three Spires Academy in Coventry to support children with special educational needs (SEN).

Supporting a special educational needs academy

On 1 September 2013 we joined together with Three Spires School in Coventry to convert the school into a special educational needs (SEN) academy.

RNIB Three Spires Academy is a special school for pupils aged 3-11 with moderate learning difficulties and additional needs. Over half of its children have autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) while others have additional needs, including sensory impairment, communication difficulties and physical difficulties.

RNIB Specialist Learning Trust is the sponsor of Three Spires in line with Department for Education (DfE) requirements and the academy is managed by our team at Pears Centre.

Improving outcomes and promoting eye health

Sally Harvey, Group Director of Independent Living at RNIB, said:

"This is a very exciting time for both RNIB Pears Centre and RNIB Three Spires Academy. We are confident that by using our extensive specialist expertise in supporting children with complex needs, we can support Three Spires to continue to build on progress to date ensuring they achieve at least a grade 'Good' in their next Ofsted inspection.

"By doing this, we will also be improving the outcomes for all of Three Spires's pupils including those with sight problems. This also gives RNIB the opportunity to promote its mission of preventing avoidable sight loss and promoting eye health to a much wider network of schools both in the Coventry area and beyond."

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