At Oakfield Park we are really lucky to be able to work with a whole range of professionals many of whom become very well known to us. We can often act as a hub as a range of professionals come together to work with our students. These professionals are part of our’ team’ to different degrees;
Physiotherapists ;- who see individual students / work with school staff to enable them to specialise in enabling students to access their physio programmes / work with class staff ensuring they know how students need to be positioned and to enable them to carry out physio programmes in class.
Speech and Language – advice to class staff on the best approaches to take with young people for the development of communication skills advice on feeding and swallowing issues.
Connexions – getting to know students, advising and supporting particularly around transition from school.
Occupational Therapy – looking at seating and handling and moving issues and advice on specialist equipment for use in school and a link with home looking at sensory integration issues and advising class staff on how best to meet those needs.
VI (Visual Impairment), HI (Hearing Impairment) & MSI (Multi-sensory Impairment) - to support students with additional needs on a 1:1 basis and working with class staff to give advice about the best approaches.
Music Therapist - Working with groups and individuals using music as a way to address the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social needs of students.
Social workers / Children and Family workers – working with school and parents ensuring every student is getting the best services and care possible.
Community Nursing team – sharing concerns supporting home and school in working together to manage behaviour, issues around sex and relationships.
Community Paediatricians / Orthopaedic Surgeons - hold regular clinics in school.
Orthotics - hold regular clinics in school to review orthotic equipment.
Educational Psychologists - visit school/students upon the request of the SENCO
Communication, Interaction and Access Team (CIAT) - visit school upon request of the school SENCO.