Project information

Jigsaw/ Putting The Pieces Together

Another years's funding for Jigsaw/Putting The Pieces Together.
Jigsaw/ Putting The Pieces Together is an established non-profit assessment centre for 5-12 year old children with learning difficulties, who have fallen through the cracks. Please read on!


Charity information

Kite Centre

Kite Centre
  • Need


    Children with moderate Learning Difficulties often fall through the cracks. They are unable to fully participate in their mainstream social and academic setting, yet aren't eligible to benefit from the myriad of benefits which are part and parcel of a child with a 'statement of special educational needs' life, namely full ongoing professional assessment and access to all appropriate therapies.


    Jigsaw/ Putting The Pieces Together solves their problem by providing these children with access to our Assessment Centre (Jigsaw). At Jigsaw the children benefit from a multidisciplinary assessment by an Occupational Therapist, Speech & Language Therapist and a Specialist Advisory Teacher. A support worker collates the findings and presents them to the child's school with all the necessary recommendations and put together a unique Individual Educational Plan.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Empower Children with Learning Difficulties to succeed in School and for Life!


    » Keep local Schools & Parents up to date with the activities provided by Jigsaw.
    » Support our team of Professional Therapists & Support Workers.
    » Undertake assessments, recommend appropriate courses of action and set up Individual Educational Plans.
    » Follow up with all stakeholders: Teachers, Therapists, Support Worker & Parents to liaise and work together.

    Success will be the assessing and subsequent implementation of necessary academic changes to 60 children with Learning Difficulties.

  • Impact


    Jigsaw brings about substantial and noticeable changes to the childrens social & academic lives by allowing them to become fully productive members of society. The continuous monitoring of their progress and the setting of realistic targets ensures the effectiveness of the project. We can't stop now!


    A lack of sufficient funding will make it hard to attract suitably qualified professionals and could lead to project closure. To mitigate this risk we are counting on all our donor to dig deep and help keep this vital project running.


    Our Donors will receive monthly email reports detailing the work carried out that month. Donors will also have the opportunity to 'sponsor a child' and will then receive detailed (anonymous) reports on that specific child's progress.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £55,120

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,600 The Jigsaw Suite Annual Rental of a suitable base which is used as an Assessment Centre.
      £12,000 Occupational Therapist 240 hours of Occupational Therapy (4 hrs per child)
      £12,000 Speech & Language Therapist 240 hours of SLT (4 hours per chilld)
      £9,600 Specialist Advisory Teacher 240 hours of a Specialist Advisory Teacher (4 hrs per child)
      £7,920 Support Worker 480 hours of support work
      £3,700 Office Essentials Phone Line, Stationery, Furniture etc.
      £3,300 Volunteer Expenses For the Project Administrators

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Private Donor £3,600 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Jigsaw/ Putting The Pieces Together will continuing targeting students at Independent Schools within the N16 and E5 postcode catchment areas (London Borough of Hackney).


    Children with moderate Learning Difficulties (e.g: Dyslexia, ADHD, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Language Processing Disorders, Social Communication Delays) who are ineligible for 'statements of special needs' yet are desperate for appropriate therapy and support work.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Kite Centre has been working with Children with Special Needs and Learning Difficulties since 2006. We ran a very successful after school club from 2006-2011 (which has now been taken over by a partner charity) and have shifted our main focus to the area of learning difficulties.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mrs Rebecca Rumpler - Voluntary Project Manager

    Retired in 2012 from 14 years of dedicated service at Side by Side (a Special Needs School) Rebecca is now fully committed to Jigsaw.