Sensory and/or Physical Needs

This may include:

  • Hearing impairment (HI)
  • Visual impairment (VI)
  • Multi-sensory impairment
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical Needs

Support/Provision available at Mountfield Primary School:

  • Staff work with specialists such as ‘The Hearing Impairment Service’ or a member of the ‘Visually Impaired team’ to seek advice and guidance on meeting the needs of individual pupils
  • Staff work with specialists from outside the school during relevant training and professional development to support children with significant medical needs
  • Strategies and programmes of work from the Occupational Therapy Service are followed for children with physical difficulties to support the development of gross and fine motor skills in the classroom and around school
  • Additional handwriting support through targeted intervention programmes eg. Write from the start
  • Physical aids or resources where necessary or where advised by specialists eg. posture cushion, pencil grips, spring scissors, therapy putty
  • We provide support with personal and intimate care if and when needed
  • We make every effort to be as accessible as possible, for example, disabled toilet facilities, accessible ramp into the school building at the main entrance if required. (See Accessibility Plan)
  • Our staff understand and apply the medicine administration policy. Designated first aid trained staff are assigned to break, lunchtimes, trips or visits, etc. (See Administering Medicines Policy)
  • One-to-one support for gross and fine motor skills in the classroom as and when required
  • Alternative ways of recording ideas/writing/investigations