The physiotherapy team at Beatrice Tate School see any children who are already in receipt of Tower Hamlets physiotherapy input before they join the school. New referrals to the physiotherapy team can be made by your GP, consultant, other therapists or school staff. All referrals need to go via the Single Point of Access system at Mile End Hospital.
What does the physiotherapist do in school?
The occupational therapy team at Beatrice Tate School aims to work with parents, carers, and school staff to support children to develop their functional skills. We believe that children can maintain or improve their physical and mental health by participating in meaningful activities such as self-care, domestic tasks, leisure and school-based learning.
To facilitate this, occupational therapists will assess and offer advice, support, practical strategies, and in some cases equipment to promote childrenâ€™s participation and development of functional skills for everyday living.
In addition the childrenâ€™s occupational therapy service offers:
Occupational therapists work collaboratively with other therapists, school staff, and health and social care professionals to advocate for children, and wherever possible establish joint therapy goals.
Speech and Language Therapy
The speech and language therapy team at Beatrice Tate School aims to work closely with school staff and parents/carers to build upon each pupilâ€™s communication strengths and encourage independence.
This is achieved by the speech and language therapist working closely with staff to enrich the communication environment and create and support opportunities to communicate in the classroom and at home. The speech and language therapist will work with the class teacher and family to set and review communication targets and explore the best ways for pupilsâ€™ to access communication and their wider lessons.
The speech and language therapy team works closely with the school staff, family, dietitian and occupational therapist to assess, treat and manage children who present with eating and drinking difficulties.
Training and workshops are regularly offered to both school staff and families.
The speech and language therapist works closely with families andÂ education, health and social care teams to ensure children, young people and families are informed and involved in the assessment, planning and transitioning process.
How do I get in contact with the therapy team?
Via the Beatrice Tate School office: 0208 983 3760
Or the main therapy office at Mile End Hospital: 0208 223 8897
The physiotherapists and occupational therapists are based in Beatrice Tate School on Monday and Wednesday mornings.
The speech and language therapist is based at school on Tuesday afternoons, and all day Wednesday and Thursday.
Follow link below to: Useful contacts for parents and carers
Useful contacts for families