The school works in Partnership with a number of agencies to ensure that pupils needs and best interests are met. On site we have Speech and Language Therapists, physiotherapists and and a full time nurse.
Additionally clinics are held to reduce the number of hospital appointments that a family would have to make. These include medical clinics, orthotic clinics, wheelchair and specialist seating or bicycle assessment clinics, dental clinics, ophthalmic and auditory screening clinics and feeding clinics.
The Children’s Integrated Services and the Adult Disability Team work closely in partnership with us to provide support, advice and they specifically provide respite for families who want it. In working together we try to reduce the number of meetings that a parent needs to attend so reviews by both agencies are often completed at the same time.
The school is supported in its work by Educational and Clinical Psychologists and the Specialist Children’s Disability often is involved in school as a result of their involvement with families at home.
Any parent with concerns about their child in relation to his/her or their own well being can always contact the school in the first instance and we can signpost you to the appropriate agency.
We have a dedicated pastoral support team here at Mayfield, who are always available to speak to. One to one support is given to students who are having personal or emotional difficulties, and the staff work closely within Safeguarding procedures and policies to ensure the safety and happiness of every child.
Mayfield has developed its own Outreach Service and training programme. In connection with the Local Authority, we provide a support network for the inclusion of individual pupils with learning difficulties in mainstream schools, and training for teachers and teaching assistants which will benefit their children.