SCHOOL BASED AGENCIES
The school has strong ties with many outside agencies, some who work within the school and some who are in the local community, health authority or education service. The involvement with these professionals is to support the health, welfare and the future development of the pupils.
School Nurses – 0151 677 0666
The school nurses are available for consultation by parents on any medical matters relating to their child. The school nurses also support the school doctor who holds clinic for pupils in the school.
Occupational Therapist – 0151 606 6801
The occupational therapist is based at Willowtree Resource Centre and comes into school for meetings.
Physiotherapist – 0151 678 3534
The physiotherapist and her assistants work in the school, except for Friday, and blend their work into the school day carefully to minimise the loss of lesson time. The pupils with whom they work have this provision identified on their statements.
Speech Therapist – 0151 604 7280
The speech therapist is in school on Monday and Thursday mornings to work with staff and those pupils who have their support indicated on their statements.
The school does have access to training for staff, advice and assessments from the educational psychologist.
Audiometrician and Chiropodist
The Audiometrician and Chiropodist visit the school.
Teachers for the Visually Impaired & Hearing Impaired
Specialist teachers visit the school after a referral of a pupil to provide advice to staff.
The Health Authority’s Child & Family Team
(Up to 16 years) – 0151 334 4000 Ext 5209
(Adolescent Support – 16 – 19 years) – 0151 355 3410
With the parents’ agreement the Headteacher or school Doctor can ask for support from these teams for families where a child’s emotional or behavioural needs require some specialist input. Parents can also self refer to these services through their G.P.
Educational Social Worker – 0151 637 6060
The Local Authority has a trained social worker attached to the school that can offer support for the complex issues when attendance at school may be a problem for our pupils.
Social Services for Complex Needs – 0151 522 0710
Parents may self refer to this support service.
Personal Advisor (Connexions) – 0151 471 6030
The school has an attached careers advisor from Connexions who works closely with staff, pupils and parents to ensure well informed decisions are taken from Yr 9 onwards for future placement or training of our students.