Physical Difficulties Support Service &    Busy Bodies


Busy Bodies is a great way to boost a childs confidence, and self esteem. My sessions can be adapted to suit the childrens needs. Please note that I am; fully insured, enhanced DBS, clean all equipment, can provide you with my risk assessment, and I am conducting regular lateral flow tests. I have had both vaccinations and booster.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.


Following the decommissioning of the Staffordshire County Council's Physical Disability Support Service. (PDSS) I decided to set up independently with effect from September 2017.

About Me

 

My essential role in physical difficulties support is still, however, very much required and valued by early years settings, schools, colleges and the young people and their families. 

 

I worked in the PDSS role from Horton Lodge Community Special School for eleven years and so have experience in all settings. I am passionate about the service I have been providing, and it is for this reason I decided to set up independently.

I have an office at  St. Edward's Church of England Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8DN. 

The aim of the service is to provide support to mainstream settings to enable inclusion of pupils with physical difficulties.

Please contact me for further information and prices.

 

Support can be offered in a number of specialist areas that include the following:

  •   The Busy Bodies Programme for Primary age pupils to develop their gross and       fine motor skills
  •    Disability awareness assemblies
  •    Transition between mainstream settings

·        Advice on specialist resources equipment and facilities

 

·        Support, guidance and participation upon the SEND assessment

 

·        Access to the environment and the curriculum

 

·        Mobility/ physical access

 

·        Liaise with other agencies, and professionals

 

·        Touch typing and handwriting assessments and programmes

 

·        Assessments for gross and fine motor skills

 

·        Strategies for physical management and personal care

 

·        Care plan advice and guidance

 

·        Risk assessment support and guidance

 

·        Moving and handling advice/training

 

·        To attend meetings, with other agencies

 

·        Independence, personal self-help and life skills

 

·        Staff training, basic introduction to signing, dyspraxia, hypermobility and handwriting

 

 

 

 

Since becomming independent I have worked for the following:

The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF)

The Painsley Catholic Academy 

Staffordshire University Academy Trust (SUAT)

The Talentum Learning Trust

The Cheadle Academy

Cheadle Primary School

Uttoxeter Learning Trust 

Cheshire East

Blessed Trinity RC College