Outreach
Angela Broadbent

Angela Broadbent

Senior Assessment Teacher

Bridget O’Kane

Bridget O’Kane

Senior Assessment Teacher

Sara-Jane Corbishley

Sara-Jane Corbishley

Senior Assessment Teacher

Jane Ford

Jane Ford

Administrator

Aims of the Service
  • To facilitate the inclusion education of pupils with physical disabilities within a mainstream setting.
  • To provide advice and support to Early Years settings, schools, pupils and parents, and the LA on all aspects of physical disability relating to physical and curriculum access.
  • To co-ordinate and support the integration and inclusion of pupils with physical disabilities in mainstream settings.
  • To work collaboratively with school staff to develop confidence and skills in working inclusively with pupils with disabilities.
  • To work collaboratively with a range of multi-agency professionals (including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, nursery nurses, nurses) to provide ‘joined-up’ support and guidance for pupils, parents and staff in mainstream settings.
  • To act as a resource base for adapted equipment. Specialist equipment available for long or short term loan into mainstream settings.
  • To develop and co-ordinate a range of In Service Training provision for staff working with pupils with disabilities.
  • To work in partnership with the Local Authority in their arrangements for implementing the DfE SEN Graduated Response and Education, Health and Care plans.
Contact

01905 456 602

[email protected]

Mission Statement

“To develop and build the capacity of Worcestershire Schools and Early Years settings to fully include pupils with physical disabilities and deliver their entitlement in terms of curriculum access, physical access and personal care.”

Impact of the Team and the Outcomes for the child
  • Continuity of support throughout school career and good links made between health and education services to allow holistic needs to be met
  • Safe inclusion and access to physical environment across all settings
  • Training provided to enable school staff to positively support and include the pupil
  • On-going assessment of need by the specialist teacher enables support to be reactive to the pupil’s ever changing condition
  • Specialist assessments allow pupil to record at a level consummate to their peer group
  • Moving and handling requirements routinely reassessed and support plans written
  • Families involved in all decisions

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