We have a team of physiotherapists who work with the majority of pupils. Programs are written by the therapists and shared with class teams and parents. The physiotherapists may offer a block of therapy to students which is linked to their Education Health and Care Plan
We have one occupational therapist. She assesses the students for seating to enable correct posture for learning. She also works closely with wheelchair services and community occupational therapy to ensure the students have access to the equipment they need.
She also works closely with staff developing effective communication systems for each student.
Our team of nurses ensure the students health needs are meet while they are at school. They write care plans and give medication. They train staff to give non oral feeds and guide staff in the management of a range of medical needs.
Our Paediatrician runs a clinic from school once a month. She supports families and the school and manages the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our pupils.
We have a team of specialist community paediatric dieticians who provide a service to the school; we offer multidisciplinary feeding clinics in the school for parents and carers. In doing so we have integrated our service and worked closely with the speech and language therapist around aspects of swallowing problems and with the class teachers and the teaching assistants around updating feeding regimes and any feeding concerns raised. We will be extending our service further to integrate with the wider therapy service and will begin to take part in the therapy meetings held at Waverley School. We will also now represent the dietetic service at the MAW meetings. We work closely with the parents and carers to ensure they are supported in a timely manner around there child’s feeding and feeding regimes.
Our educational psychologist supports statutory assessment and writes reports for Education Health and Care Plans as needed.
Our music therapist work 2 days supporting students in 1:1 or small group sessions.
Our Art therapist works with individual students using a creative process making art to improve a person’s physical and emotional well-being.