At Hob Moor Oaks School we work closely with other services to ensure the holistic needs of your child are catered for within the school day. We welcome colleagues from York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust who hold regular clinics within school. This helps to minimise the disruption to a child’s school day and enables parents and carers to maintain regular contact with colleagues across all disciplines. We also call on the expertise within the local authority from educational advisors, consultants and specialist teachers.
Occupational Therapy Team
Our occupational therapist is employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS trust and spends part of the week at Hob Moor Oaks School and part of the week at Applefields School. The OT assesses children who may require specialist seating or equipment to develop their functional independence. The OT also advises class teams on approaches to use with individual children.
Our physiotherapist is also employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS trust and spends part of the week at Hob Moor Oaks School and part of the week working in the community. The physio also assesses individual children and recommends a physical management programme which can be integrated in the school day. The physio works very closely with the OT and the class teams to ensure all the physical needs are addressed.
Speech and Language Therapy Team
Our SLT is also employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS trust. All children are regularly assessed by the SLT who, in consultation with teaching colleagues, will jointly plan appropriate termly communication targets to be implemented throughout the school day. The school therapist has access to a wide range of specialist SLT colleagues who are all part of the York team
School Health Nursing Team
Our Nurses and nursing assistants are employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS trust and work as a team across Hob Moor Oaks School and Applefields School. We have a nurse on site at all times. The Nursing team administer medications and manage and advise on medical procedures including gastrostomy care, oxygen therapy, epilepsy, diabetes and any other health related conditions.
Specialist Teaching Team
Specialist teachers for Autism, Hearing Impairment, Physical and Medical Needs and Vision Impairment work alongside school staff to share ideas and expertise. They also observe and monitor individual children’s progress as representatives of the local authority.