Hebden Green School is a multi-disciplinary school. We aim to meet the educational and health needs of all our pupils. We have a dedicated team of health professionals who work alongside education to give an individualised, holistic provision for our pupils.
The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy service at Hebden Green School is provided by East Cheshire NHS Trust.The team of specialist children’s physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants work in two departments in school - Foundation Stage/ Primary and Secondary/ Post 16.
Children who have been referred for physiotherapy are assessed and their needs identified. These will be discussed with parents, school staff and other members of the team and a physical management plan will be implemented. This could involve physiotherapy treatment, positioning in specialist seating and standing frames, hydrotherapy, home exercises and advice to enable children to reach their maximum physical potential.
The physiotherapy team continues to work during the holidays with a reduced service. During the holidays the therapists undertake home visits and offer hydrotherapy to identified children. There is a weekly orthotic clinic at the school.
The physiotherapists can be contacted throughout the year on 01606 544333
The nursing team based at Hebden Green School is provided by East Cheshire NHS Trust. During the school day nurses administer the health care programmes and work alongside school staff to offer advice and training to staff. The nursing team also support our residential department and there are nurses based on site over night.
Children and young people who have been referred are assessed and their needs identified. These will be discussed with parents, school staff and other members of the team and a health plan will be implemented.
If you would like to contact he nursing team they can be reached directly on 10606 544327.
The Speech and Language Therapy service at Hebden Green School is provided by East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Speech and language therapists problems children and young people situations. This can include low-tech solutions such a using an iPad and a range of communication apps. They also work with children and young people who have eating and swallowing difficullties. The team of highly skilled therapists work alongside staff to deliver and implement individual packages. They also provide training and support for staff and produced care plans around, for example, feeding programmes.