Therapy Services and Referrals
Our Therapeutic Support Services are led and managed by Dawn Carmichael-John, Deputy Headteacher, and supported by Mike Baldwin (KS3 teacher) who co-ordinates and monitors the referral process.
The team offers a range of support to young people and the therapists and services include;
Education Psychology, Psychologist Patricia Fallon-Boyle, Friday
Speech and Language Therapy, Therapist Clare Woodhead, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday
Speech and Language assistant, Victoria Garrett - Wednesday/Thursday
Occupational Therapy, Paula Yard , Monday - Friday
CAMHS Specialist Nursing Support, Clinical Nurses TBC, Mondays and Wednesdays
Music Therapy, Therapist, Omar, Mondays
Specialist Family Support (Home-School Liaison), Family worker Denis O’Brien, Support Family worker Elizabeth Niles Full-time
Counselling service, Counsellor Charlotte, Thursdays and Fridays
Psychotherapy support, RESPOND therapist Kirstin LeightonBoyce Tuesday and Wednesday
Careers and Transition support, Adel , Wednesdays
Communication Support Selina Devine/Pam Reilly
Behaviour Support Mark Squire
Sexual health Support, School nurse, Sam.
Programmes of support are designed and developed through close partnerships between therapists, tutor and class teachers. The school leadership team monitor the impact that the support services have on individual students. Therapists provide updates and reports for parents and invite them to support therapy programmes at home where appropriate. If parents or carers feel that their child would benefit from a referral to any of the support services they should discuss this with the tutor. There is a high demand for these support services however the school monitors the allocation of therapist time to not only ensure that those who urgently need interventions receive them but that as a general principle access to the services is fairly distributed.
In September 2018, we have introduced a therapy dog within school. This is done informal and can be accessed by all the school. To found out the positive impact a therapy dog can have on the students please click here.