The Physical Impairment / Medical Inclusion service is a team of qualified specialist teachers and a specialist peripatetic teaching assistant.
We deliver support and advice to pupils, schools and families through individual and whole school specialist advice, support, assessment of access to the curriculum and setting and targeted training. 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. This promotes a greater understanding of individual pupil needs, which helps to break down barriers and promote Inclusion.
Training is a key aspect of the Services core delivery to ensure staff are trained in and have appropriate knowledge and understanding of safe handling of all children and young people and risk assessments.
The Service works collaboratively with other professionals in health and social care and with colleagues in sport and recreation. Staff support and develop the needs of the whole pupil in order to encourage social and emotional development as well as academic achievement.