Specialist Support and Resources
Specialist Resources and Support
Working alongside the teaching and child care staff is a group of other professionals whose input is vital for the development of our pupils. These professionals include:
- Occupational therapists (OTs)
- School nurses
- Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) and an Assistant
- Music therapist
Each specialist works in close co-operation with parents and the rest of the team, in order to ensure continuity of management, both at home and school. Each acts as part of a multidisciplinary team with teachers and child care staff and other visiting professionals to provide individual programmes and initiate group or class-based activities.
The Nurses are responsible for the health needs of all pupils at Ridgeway. The nurse is a link between home, school and the health services. Within the school team, the nurse offers personal counselling and support to pupils and their families, whilst encouraging pupils to consider their health and independence needs in relation to their disabilities and daily living.