Our highly qualified specialist teams have accrued many years of experience working with CYP who have Autism and complex  learning disabilities.

The Wellbeing Team understands the importance of being well and ready to learn. We pride ourselves in supporting learners to attain a level of health and wellbeing that enables each individual to engage effectively with their own learning. For some CYP, this means ensuring they have the correct communication and visual aids to transition confidently between sessions. For others its supporting the management of anxieties and being mindful of the need for a quiet low arousal environment. Yet others need specific support with medical needs such as allergies, diabetes and epilepsy.   Some of our CYP also need support with their mental health and general well being due to low self-esteem, poor social communication or previous experiences which have had a significant impact on how they view themselves and the world around them.

Wellbeing Team

The team includes Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Counsellors and a Nursing Team. Physiotherapy is available if required and we have our own Psychology Assistants who work under the direction of  Clinical Psychologists who are engaged when required to support individual learner needs.

Positive Behaviour Support

We  have a strong Positive Behaviour Support Team who, through Positive Behaviour Support, will empower learners to manage their anxieties and any subsequent behaviour that may arise. All staff at St. John’s are trained in Positive Behaviour support and this provides an environment where trust is developed and significant progress can be made.