Meet the Therapists
Here is some information on the therapy teams that visit the students at Walton Leigh. Please feel free to contact the teams by phoning into school or sending a message via the home-school book.
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)
Kate Bramley Louise Joss
Kate is the named therapist for all students in school with communication or swallowing difficulties and in school 3 days a week between Monday and Thursday. She also supports the children with feeding difficulties in other schools so organises her time flexibly.
Louise is the SLT Assistant and she will work with specific children across the school that Kate has identified as benefitting from specific input. She is in school on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The SLT team work with the school staff to embed good communication support and development across the day and offer joint reporting, advice and training with school to families.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
The OT service can support specialist educational settings to develop a ‘whole school’ approach to delivering occupational therapy. This involves the OT team working with the educational setting to facilitate incorporation of OT strategies, advice and activities as part of whole school and whole class practise. This enables the whole school population to access OT to enhance participation in daily activities as part of their daily routines.
We provide universal support which can be accessed through training, workshops and link sessions arranged through meetings with the Therapists when they visit the school and through joint working as part of the school routine to share practices and approaches.
In addition, the website; www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk has resources to support school and parents.
If parents have any queries regarding OT please discuss these with your class teacher.
Tina s in school one day each week. An assessment is completed to inform the setting of goals and provision of a physiotherapy programme. The physiotherapy team provide training, guidance and support to staff at the school in regards to therapeutic handling and use of equipment as well implementation of therapy programmes that are incorporated into the school day.
We host a Wheelchair clinic with Spelthorne Wheelchair Services within school, whilst Woking Wheelchair Services will hold a clinic out of school. Orthotics takes place at White Lodge. These clinics can be booked by parents directly.
Further information on our service and resources to support school and parents can be found on our website; www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk