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)
Lois Piper Shannon Cronin
Lois Piper (SLT) and Shannon Cronin (SLT) work at Manor Mead Virginia Water. You can contact the team sending a message via your child’s teacher, by phoning school or emailing:
The team work with individual children, in small groups, in the classroom, and with school staff to meet the needs on the pupils EHCPs and to support school staff to implement communication and interaction IEP targets and communication strategies.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Angela Wheeler Mary Hogan Laura Bedford Alison Hogan
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
Alison Jefferies Charlotte McGrail Nadine Loftus
Tizi Gibson Gemma Cullip
Click here to find out more about School Nursing in Special Schools