Sensory, Physical and Medical Needs

Support for schools and settings for children and young people with sensory, physical and medical needs is provided through the Sensory, Physical and Medical Team within the Inclusive Education Service.

Sensory, Physical and Medical Team

The Sensory, Physical and Medical Team promotes educational achievement and social / emotional development for children and young people 0-25 with vision, hearing or physical / medical needs, who meet our criteria for involvement. To achieve this we give advice and support, we teach and provide training to children and young people, parents, schools and settings and work closely together with other organisations.

Staff have additional specialist qualifications, knowledge and experience gained over many years. This informs the support, advice, training and resources we recommend.

The Team comprises of:

  • Lead
  • Support Coordinator
  • Advisory Support Teachers
  • Educational audiologist
  • Moving and Handling Facilitator
  • Support Practitioners
  • Curriculum Support Technician

Useful Downloads

Guidance to Schools and Settings on Supporting Children and Young People with Medical Conditions.

This documentation was published in 2015.

Guidance for Supporting CYP with Medical Conditions in Schools 2015

Appendix 1 Parental Request for Medicine to be Taken at School

Appendix 2 Request for CYP to Carry and Self Administer Medication - Copy

Appendix 3 Individual Administration Record

Appendix 4 Whole School Record of Medicine Administered

Appendix 5 Staff Training Record

Appendix 6 Individual Healthcare Plan 

Appendix 7 Guidance to Completing Individual Healthcare Plan

Appendix 8 Sample Letter Inviting Parents to Contribute to Individual Healthcare Plan Development

Appendix 9 Sample School Medical Policy

Appendix 10 Emergency Salbutamol Parental Permission

Appendix 11 Sample Letter to Inform Parents of Emergency Salbutamol Inhaler Use

Appendix 12 Off-site Visits Planning Checklist

Appendix 13 - Moving and Handling of CYP risk assessment 

Appendix 14 PEEP

Appendix 15 Referral Process

Twitter Article "Reframe the Behaviour" (courtesy of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists)