Occupational Therapy Support to Schools

We offer external support to schools, and work in collaboration with the school to ensure that all their needs are met.

A school could require OT support for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • meeting an individual child’s EHCP requirements
  • offering assessments to support EHCP applications
  • offering regular input into the classrooms or running groups e.g. motor coordination, handwriting, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, regulation and sensory eating.

Occupational Therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of occupational performance. Within schools the focus is on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills (ADLs or Activities of Daily Living), and transitions. Our Occupational Therapists are able to assess and develop programmes to meet the children’s needs, and train Teaching Assistants to implement these.

Supervision packages to individual therapists or teams

We work in collaboration with clients to put together supervision packages tailored to the needs of individual teams


We believe that providing training and opportunities to share our knowledge with others is vital, and helps us to achieve our goal of supporting not only the child, but to the team around the child too.

We offer generic and bespoke training, workshops and seminars, both in person and online for:

  • Parents/carers
  • Teaching staff
  • Other professionals (social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and psychologists)
    Other organisations (charities, support groups etc.)

All our courses and workshops can be tailored to meet you and your teams individual needs and CPD requirements, and we can also offer workshops that cover:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Dyspraxia/DCD
  • Neuro-developmental challenges
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Difficulties

If there is a specific area of training/consultancy not already covered that you would like help with, please contact us and we will be happy to put this together for you, ensuring we meet your training needs.

What our clients say

“The Occupational Therapist has had an incredible impact on staff and pupils since working at Brackenfield. Her knowledge and skill base has meant that she has been able to work with the wide range of pupils we have in the school. The Therapist has had a positive impact on pupil outcomes by being able to assess and then input effective sensory plans for individual pupils which has enabled them to engage more widely in the world about them and the curriculum offer”.

Brackenfield SEND School