Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists are employed by The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and based at Vale School.  All therapy staff are HPC registered and follow specific codes of conduct relevant to their professional speciality. Therapy is provided, where possible, in an integrated manner within the classroom and may be delivered either directly by a therapist or by an assistant/school staff member trained to carry out the intervention. Input may be on an individual or group basis, according to each child’s needs.




All pupils entering the Vale are assessed by the therapy team. This assessment identifies the need for the appropriate level of intervention and involvement. The therapists acknowledge that each child will need to be continually assessed and reviewed with therapy input being adjusted in accordance with the child’s altering needs. Where appropriate, some therapists will make home visits to pupils during the school holidays or after school to facilitate continuity of therapy provision.




The Vale is committed to providing the best possible service to our pupils to ensure that their therapy needs are met. To achieve this goal the staff work collaboratively to maximise the pupil’s development.