Jigsaw                          

 

Jigsaw is a specialist provision for up to fifteen pre-school age children from across the London Borough of Richmond with social and communication needs, including autism. The provision provides a communication-centred environment that supports the children in all areas of their learning.

Each Jigsaw class has a teacher and two early years educators. There is Speech and Language therapy and Occupational therapy support every two weeks. By working collaboratively, the team is able to plan and deliver a highly specialised curriculum.

Each child follows an Individual Targeted Plan based on his/her developmental needs across all areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum. The Jigsaw provision children integrate with Windham Nursery during free playtime. There is also a reverse integration programme in which Windham Nursery children take part in Jigsaw activities.

The Jigsaw Provision is open 5 days a week. We have three classes that run Monday to Friday. There are two morning classes from 8.45am–11.30am and one afternoon class from 12.45–3.30pm with the child attending for either 5 mornings or 5 afternoon sessions.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PLACE AT JIGSAW

To arrange a tour or for any enquiries please contact our Lead Teacher and Senco Jo Berry on jberry@windham.richmond.sch.uk

 

If you would like to apply for a place at Jigsaw we would advise that you talk to your child’s speech and language therapist initially, as they will be able to talk to you about whether they believe Jigsaw is best placed to meet your child’s needs.

Having done this, we will need to collate some information from you and this should be sent to Maria Voutsinas in Achieving for children’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) department. This can be emailed to her at maria.voutsinas@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

The following information may support your application;

  • The most recent speech and language therapy report or assessment.
  • The most recent occupational therapy report or assessment.
  • The most recent paediatric report or assessment.
  • Any other relevant recent report from a professional.

 

It is also helpful to write a short covering letter with your child’s name and date of birth and your name and contact details to ensure Maria can contact you if she needs to. All this information needs to be completed by 5th February.

This information is then reviewed following the attached timeline. Parents are informed about whether their children have been placed in Jigsaw by 29th April