Helping our students find their potential

During the Spring and Summer Term some KS2 students from Sandgate take part in weekly RDA sessions, affectionately known as ‘Ponies’. This has been a long term relationship with The RDA, Holmscales Riding Centre and Sandgate School. Children are assessed for eligibility through their Sensory Profile, encouraging children with high vestibular seeking needs, and those with hypo -sensitivity to movement, to take part in a structured movement session.


These sessions are hugely popular, and students quickly build relationships with their special pony. Along with helping vestibular regulation, the sessions also help build communication skills, and tolerance of outside places