Sensory, Physical and Medical Needs

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.

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

Appendix 16 The NYCC Accessibility checklist

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

Last Updated: May 2019