Sensory, Physical and Medical Team
Support for children and young people in schools and settings with sensory, physical and medical needs is provided through the Sensory, Physical and Medical Team, who are part of the Inclusive Education Service.
The Sensory, Physical and Medical Team promotes educational achievement and social / emotional development for children and young people aged between 0-25 with vision, hearing, physical or medical needs, who meet the 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 for the Sensory, Physical and Medical Team
- Advisory Support Teachers
- Educational Audiologist
- Moving and Handling Facilitator
- Lead for the Specialist Sensory Practitioners
- Specialist Support Practitioners
- Sensory Support Officer
Many children and young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI) will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning, or habilitation support.
Children and young people with MSI have a combination of vision and hearing difficulties.
This is the parent page of Sensory, medical and physical needs. There are three subpages for Hearing Impairment (HI), Visual Impairment (VI) and Physical and medical needs. They discuss each specific need in-depth.
Guidance to Schools and Settings on Supporting Children and Young People with Medical Conditions.
This documentation was published in 2015.
Last Updated: May 2019