As well as delivering the best possible education, we also have a clinical team who provide care and therapy to benefit the children and young people in our school.
Our clinical team includes:
• Speech and Language Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Educational Psychologists
• Access to other types of therapy as required
The team work with each student, as well as their parents or carers, to agree a support plan which will become part of their school life, enabling them to build on their strengths and increase their resilience.
We aim to provide our students with a safe, caring and nurturing community with clear, consistent boundaries and high expectations. Relationships are at the heart of our approach and are based on sensitive understanding of a young person’s experiences and the areas in which they require more support.
Behaviour is understood as a form of communication and all staff work together to enable the healthy physical, social, and emotional development of each student.
Many children who come to Longdon Park have low self-esteem as a result of negative experiences they’ve had within the education system in the past. We believe that any child, with the right support, can achieve their potential, so we have dedicated occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and a clinical support team comprising of a range of psychological and psychotherapeutic professionals who work with our pupils and professionals in the school to assess, plan and deliver therapeutic programs and interventions to support the students and increase independence in managing their own needs as they prepare for adulthood.
For more information, please contact our SENDCo Alistair Worth.