Multi Agency Working
As a school we actively promote the ethos of ‘a team around the child’. We have established links with key services aimed at promoting the well-being of our children and their families.
We strongly advocate a person centred approach in order to achieve the best outcomes. We therefore work closely with colleagues from the children’s and adult’s social care teams, as well as the many other professionals who work to support our children and their families. We aim to hold joint reviews and meetings which place the children and young people firmly at the centre of the collaborative working. Therapists and senior school leaders meet on a termly basis to discuss children’s needs in a holistic manner.
‘Therapists are embraced as part of the teamwork approach. Adults’ consistent approach to the meeting of pupils’ specific needs is a result of effective communication between teachers, support staff and specialist staff such as the medical team’ (Ofsted 2016)
Within the school we have a number of health services as resident, including Nurses, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. We also host and support Occupational therapy and seating clinics. A number of health consultants and paediatricians hold clinics here and we offer a co-ordinated response to health and medical needs through the nursing team.