Special Educational Needs

Young people with Special Educational Needs

Learning outside the classroom

Running Deer have extensive experience in working with, and supporting families and young people in Devon, who have Special Educational Needs.

We work with young people who have Special Educational Needs including those with statements.

We support those with learning difficulties, social emotional and behavioural difficulties, ADHD, those on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD) – including Aspergers Syndrome and PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance); Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, mental health issues and other disorders.

Special Educational Needs

At Butterdon Wood we have the space for young people with Special Educational Needs to express themselves without the confines of a classroom environment. Nature is one of our biggest therapeutic tools and Butterdon Wood is perfect for young people to learn, develop and participate in activities, even if they do not engage with nature directly.

Working closely with professionals and schools we can provide an individually tailored programme for young people ages 8 years and upwards with Special Educational Needs that may be part of a reduced timetable, or to support them whilst they transition into a new school.

Services we provide:


What clients say about our Special Educational Needs programme...

  • "Can I take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your support with AP and teaching him skills that will make a life long difference to him. You offer a fantastic provision for children and we would not hesitate to refer children in the future."

    Carrie Inclusions Officer
  • "Words can never express the gratitude from us all here at St Luke's with the work and commitment you and your team put into supporting young people in Devon."
    Lorraine Teacher
  • "Through your help we have been able to keep this child from permanent exclusion and enable a smooth transition to his new school."
    Alison Teacher