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SEND pupils

We aim to make all our programmes inclusive and all our river centres have disabled access. Unfortunately wheelchair access on to the foreshore can be tricky, especially at sites with step-only access. We are happy to provide alternative activities to pupils who are unable to accompany their class on to the foreshore. Please contact us in advance of your trip to discuss options and to arrange a pre-site visit.

Please provide us with details of all pupils with SEND, EAL and medical conditions prior to your trip. Please make sure that one-to-one support staff are not included in your adult-to-child ratios.

SEND classes

We would love to host a course for pupils with special educational needs and we have lots of opportunities available for you. Our programmes can be tailored to the needs of your pupils. We have delivered our schools programmes to groups of many different abilities and have trailed them successfully with a large number of special schools.

  • We can then plan our course around your pupils and their specific requirements.
  • We have our River of Life outreach programme that can be delivered at your school, for details click here
  • At Chiswick our Rivers and Environmental Issues programme can be combined with ‘meet the RNLI life boat crew’ for details click here.
  • Programmes at our other river centres can also be adapted and we are happy to discuss this with you.

To discuss your options please email Lorraine