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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. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘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.’

    Ofsted report

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  • Autism friendly shopping hour at Morrisons (@morrisons) supermarket - every Sat morning, 9 to 10. Dim lights, no music, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps.

  • Thank you to all the people who made the music festival a success. Thank you to: the mayor, Stephen Murray, who opened the event; all the parents and friends who gave us so much time and effort. More 'thank you's to follow! Photos on the website https://t.co/8qVe2qr0Qh https://t.co/eG9668cvVU

  • @eefnews @MurrayEFDC A big thank you to Stephen Murray for supporting @OakViewSchool on Saturday at our music festival. he gave a lot of time and talked to many staff, parents and carers, and pupils. Thank you.

  • Getting ready for music festival tomorrow (14th). England WC game will be shown in the hall. We have lots of cold drinks and ice!

  • Great sports day for lower school (morning) and upper/middle (afternoon). https://t.co/pPamHdowaK

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