The school has a number of specialist teams that support the pupils.
The Assistive Technology team supports individual pupils with devices such as computers, iPads and switches to give pupils with physical or speech and communication difficulties a voice and full access to the curriculum.
Moving and Handling Advisors
Qualified Moving and Handling Advisors support the staff and pupils by providing equipment to allow pupils to be safe and to become as independent as possible. They liaise with the Occupational Therapists to provide a multidisciplinary approach and offer training and advice to staff, parents, carers and other professionals.
Learning Mentor and Behaviour Support Team
The Learning Mentor and Team work across the school with individuals and groups to support the emotional and well-being needs of the pupils.
The school also has a visiting Counsellor one day a week, who meets with identified pupils to support their mental good health.
We also offer Draw and Talk intervention with a trained practitioner as part of our Social and Emotional health provision.
Nurse and Health Care Assistants
The Nurse and Health Care Assistants are responsible for medical care and administration of medicines during the school day.
Medication and medical supplies should be labelled with your child’s name, be in date and handed to the nursing team with prescription details and written instructions through your child’s Passenger Assistant or by you. Only your child’s medication or medical supplies can be given to them. If you think there may be a need for pain relief medication, you must supply these to the school.
Speech & Language Therapists
Speech & Language Therapists give advice and support to parents, carers and staff to help them develop pupils’ communication. They also give advice on eating and drinking difficulties.
Occupational Therapists work with pupils who have functional difficulties, through the use of purposeful activity and play. They support parents, carers and staff with advice, treatment programmes and resources. They provide specific group and individual work with children who have the most complex needs.
The Physiotherapists and assistants give advice and support to parents, carers and staff on physical management programmes, exercises, specialist equipment and referrals to appropriate agencies.
The school has two Therapy Liaison Assistants to support the pupils in accessing innovative therapy programmes and activities.
As pupils progress through school, therapy intervention becomes focussed on self-management, independence and preparation for adult life.
The school offers a Forest School provision where pupils visit natural spaces to learn personal, social and technical skills.
The school’s part-time Family Worker offers advice and support to parents and carers on a range of issues including benefits, housing and activities out of school.
Our resident gardening expert works with each class every week to plant, grow delicious vegetables in our fantastic allotment with poly tunnel . We sell this fresh produce as part of our functional curriculum.
Therapy Liaison Team
The team supports the staff and therapists enhance communication and provision for all therapies across the school, including the whole multi-disciplinary therapy team.
Long Term Artistic Residencies & Creative Specialists
We have sustained and long term collaborations with artists who work with us through each week on art-based projects, particularly with our Phase 4 + 5 pupils.