What specialist services or expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

 (Updated July 2019)
 
A range of Outside professionals regularly work with the children in our school. These include: the Speech and Language therapist, Specialist Teachers, the Educational Psychologist or the School Nurse. Other professionals who may become involved with a child outside of school are the Community Paediatrician, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists.

When worries arise about the social/ emotional wellbeing or mental health of a child at the school we will also ask permission of parents to refer them to the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team. This team mainly works with the school to  offer training on how we can help in school. In some circumstances we may seek to refer children to CHUMS for counselling or to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMH).

We have some children at the school who receive sessions in Celestine room with a play therapist. We can discuss this option with parents and children on an individual basis.

The school has excellent support staff who have experience of working with pupils with difficulties such as ASD, ADHD and learning difficulties. We review the training needs of all staff regularly.