The Physical Impairment / Medical Inclusion Service (PIMIS) is a team of qualified specialist teachers and a specialist peripatetic teaching assistant.
We deliver individual and statutory specialist support and advice to pupils, schools, and families including assessment of access to the curriculum. The aim of the service is to enable all pupils with physical impairments and/or medical conditions to access their educational environment alongside their peers, promoting greater understanding of individual pupil needs and helping to break down barriers promoting inclusion.
Who is the service for?
We work with children and young people from birth to 19 years old.
What do we do?
- Deliver specialist assessment both individual and statutory.
- Provide teaching and strategies.
- Specialist support and advice.
- Input into statutory processes.
- Monitor and review progress.
- Attend reviews and meetings.
- Contribute to diagnosis.
- Work alongside and support other professionals in a multi agency way.
- Whole setting and strategic advice.
- Advice on specialist equipment .
- Advice and support on specialist ICT.
- Advice on health and safety.
How do you refer?
We operate an open referral system. Any child or young person with a physical impairment or medical condition can be referred for the service.
What happens next?
- Following receipt of a completed and signed referral form the referrer will be contacted for further information.
- You will then be put on a waiting list and seen as soon as possible.
- Following the initial visit feedback will be given to the school and/or parent.
- Your child may then be taken onto caseload or you may be signposted to other services.
The service works collaboratively with other professionals in health and social care and colleagues in sport and recreation. Our staff support and develop the needs of the whole pupil in order to encourage social and emotional development as well as academic achievement.