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 NHS, children’s and adults’ 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.

Within the school we have a number of health services as resident, including School Nurses, Physiotherapists and NHS Speech and Language Therapists. 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.

For parents and carers whose children have moving and handling needs please download our guidance for parents.

Depending upon an individual child’s needs school staff will engage and work alongside a wide range of professionals which may include:

• Paediatric Consultants
• Wheelchair specialists
• Educational psychologist
• Teacher of the Deaf (HI)
• Teacher of those with multi-sensory impairments (MSI)
• Teacher of those with visual impairments (VI)
• Clinical psychologist
• Social care – children’s and adults’
• Transitions Team
• Learning Disability Team

“Thank you all for your hard work, this is an example of great collaborative working, enabling this young man to have an improved quality of life.

Well done everyone”

NHS Practitioner

“I am pleased she showered – it so good of you and I acknowledge you are going above and beyond for R, having familiar faces that she knows and trusts and has that existing relationship with.”

Safeguarding Social Worker