Meet the Teams
Here is some information on the therapy and nursing teams that visit the children at Manor Mead Virginia Water. Please feel free to contact the teams by phoning into school or sending a message via the home-school book.
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)
Amanda Thompson is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who works at Manor Mead Virginia Water.
Paige Tamea is Speech and language Therapist (SLT) who works at Manor Mead Virginia Water.
You can contact the team sending a message via your child’s teacher, by phoning school or emailing:
Working on speech, language and communication skills is an important focus for the whole school. Speech and Language Therapy support includes direct work with pupils who require specialist support, usually as part of an individual or group intervention, and indirect work to benefit all pupils in school through our Universal offer (e.g. modelling strategies/activities to staff, in class support, target setting). Therapists will also support with delivering training for school staff and provide advice around how to best embed activities and strategies across the school day
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Angela Wheeler Lindsey Tumble Alison Hogan Michele Verster
The OT service can support specialist educational settings to develop a ‘whole school’ approach to delivering occupational therapy. This involves the OT team working with the educational setting to facilitate incorporation of OT strategies, advice and activities as part of whole school and whole class practise. This enables the whole school population to access OT to enhance participation in daily activities as part of their daily routines.
We provide universal support which can be accessed through training, workshops and link sessions arranged through meetings with the Therapists when they visit the school and through joint working as part of the school routine to share practices and approaches.
In addition, the website; www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk has resources to support school and parents.
The OT team run a functional and sensory workshop for all parents once a year at Manor Mead School Shepperton. Please look out for details of these in the school newsletter.
If parents have any queries regarding OT please discuss these with your class teacher.
Individual arrangements are made where physiotherapy is required. If your child is referred to the physiotherapy team, an assessment is completed to inform the setting of goals and provision of a physiotherapy programme. The physiotherapy team provide training, guidance and support to staff at the school in regards to therapeutic handling and use of equipment as well implementation of therapy programmes that are incorporated into the school day.
Further information on the service and resources to support school and parents can be found on our website; www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk
Nursing Team, based at Shepperton