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Physical Disability

The Team for Children with a Physical Disability

We work with children who have  a long term medically defined physical disability which has an impact on their access to the curriculum and their ability to be involved in school life

We provide support to improve access to buildings and facilities and to ensure pupils are able to access the curriculum. We support their social and emotional well being.

We do this by:

  • Working with children from birth until they leave school
  • Working directly with children their families, schools and settings to support and advice
  • Assessing , offer advice on teaching strategies, management of the child’s needs and access to the curriculum
  • Advising on the equipment and materials the child may require
  • Monitoring the needs and the progress of the child
  • Providing awareness and training sessions for staff
  • Teaching specific skills such as touch typing
  • Providing direct support to the child and family
  • Working with colleagues from health, social care and the voluntary sector
  • Assessing and making recommendations to improve the learning environment
  • Providing advice and support on specialist technology
  • Provide specialist advice and reports
  • Provide advice on access arrangements for examinations
  • Provide opportunities for children and parents to meet socially


Please see our booklet on Hypermobility. We have also produced a record sheet for parents/carers and Schools to complete.

To make a referral to SISS please complete the following online form.