Wellbeing & Therapy

Our Wellbeing & Therapy Team

Our highly qualified specialist teams have accrued many years of experience working with young people who have complex needs.

The Wellbeing Team understands the importance of being well and ready to learn. We pride ourselves in supporting young people to attain a level of wellbeing that enables each individual to engage effectively with their own learning. For some students, this means ensuring they have the correct communication and visual aids to transfer confidently between sessions. For others, it’s 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 like allergies, diabetes and epilepsy.   Some individuals 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.

The team includes Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, a Counsellor and a Nursing Team. Physiotherapy is available if required and we have our own psychology assistants, who work with Clinical Psychologists who are engaged to support individual learner needs.

Positive Behaviour Support

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

Therapy Team

We are incredibly lucky to have such a committed and skilled group of professionals in our therapy team.

Here is what OFSTED said about us:

“The multi-disciplinary approach to learning at the school continues to flourish... An excellent example is the Therapy Enterprise Project, which links pupils sensory and therapy needs to their learning. Pupils develop practical, work-related business skills while drawing on their expertise as people with sensory-processing issues.”