Health and Therapy professionals
Oak View has very strong links with external professionals
Nurse - Maria Barnard
Supports staff and parents with links to health service. Coordinates care plans, staff training, dieticiana dn ediatricain clinics, contenence advice. Supports class teachers with sessions around healthy livng and growing up. Work closely with multi-disciplinary team. 07773207914
Speech Therapy - Megan Byrne
Physiotherapy - Roz Kettle, Helen Kemble
For pupils who been referred by GP or school nurse for physiotherapy.
Physiothearapists assess pupils mobility, provide activities and strategies for pupils' mobilty goals and functional goals throughout the day (at home and school) and to provide programmes for home and school.
Physios assess and provide postural managementand equipment (eg: standing frames).Hydrotherapy programes. Supporting parents to maximise their child's mobility.
Their aim is to improve mobility of the pupils to reach their full potential at school and home The provide training for staff for theaputic handling including in the hydro pool. Where required, eg post surgery, blocks of therapy are provided.
They work with teachers to createSensory Occupational Therapy - Claire Penrick
Music Therapy - Amy
Music therapy takes place with individual pupils, pairings and small groups throughout the school. Music Therapy provides a safe space to encourage communication, expression of emotional needs, and nurtures creativity and social interaction skills. Music Therapy is particularly valuable for pupils who have limited vocabulary as it is an opportunity to use music as a vehicle for expression.
MOVE programme - Florin
Family Engagement Officer
‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’
‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’