Specialist School Staff
We effectively make full use of all members of the classroom team to support pupils in active learning and development. All our staff receive training and support from therapists to gain a deeper understanding of the support they are providing through regular training and shadowing sessions.
Woodlands actively invests in the development of our good practice in therapeutic areas by releasing a number of specialist teaching assistants each week to work with staff and pupils across the whole school to improve our provision and enable pupils to better develop.
Care and Welfare Manager - Jeanette Ninnim
Health and Safety / Manual Handling adviser - Sharon Phillips
Communication Support Assistant - Donna Holloway
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and individual counselling - Michelle Koksal
Playworx Practitioners - Julie Bowditch and Kat Statton
External Support Staff
Hannah Hamlin - Eductional Psychologist (1/2 day a week)
Richard Wooliams (BlueSky Therapy) - Specilalist Occupational Therapist (1 day a week)
We work as a multi-disciplinary team to promote physical wellbeing through posture management, the development of language, communication and physical skills. We ensure pupils' sensory skills are functionally maximised through regular targeted support.