Supporting Schools

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Working with Pace

Pace has more than 25 years of experience in providing first class education and therapy to children and young people with sensory motor disorders and related learning and developmental challenges. Pace Community Outreach is committed to extending knowledge and skills in the field of cerebral palsy and sensory motor disorders to mainstream and special education and care settings.

The Pace approach of integrating therapy into the education curriculum allows our specialist therapists and educators to provide adapted programmes for inclusion in academic, PE, art and design and ICT curricula and to meet the requirements of their Education, Health and Care Plan.

What we offer

Pace community outreach can provide school based services including assessments, intervention, advice and training for teaching staff as well as commissioned services.

Commissioned services:

Some schools ‘buy in’ our therapy service to make sure their students gain appropriate levels and quality of therapy to allow them to better access the curriculum.

Pace currently provides a full time onsite occupational therapy service at a local authority maintained special school. Pace therapists work closely with the school staff to provide a tailored service that meets the needs of individual children within the whole school curriculum. Therapists are employed and supervised by Pace.

An onsite transdisciplinary Pace staff team also support students with motor disorders who attend a local special school.

Assessment service:

Providing school based assessments including standardised assessments where appropriate, classroom, lesson and lunch/breaktime observations. Assessments can be followed up with a report for use in planning an Individualised Education Programme and inclusion in the Education, Health and Care Plan.

Advice service:

Offering an advice service (minimum half day) visiting your school to help answer your questions or queries about children you have concerns about. Providing advice about programmes, the classroom environment and equipment that would help children access the curriculum.

Or you could attend our Department for Education funded training: Understanding the effects of cerebral palsy for a child or young person in a mainstream setting – an introduction. You can attend a course at our centre or it can be run on an inset training day at your school.

Individual treatment sessions:

Specialist occupational therapists and physiotherapists can visit your school and provide targeted individual treatment sessions. Goals will be set and monitored in discussion with teaching staff and parents.

Small group / class sessions:

Specialist therapists can set up and run small group/class activity programmes to promote movement skills, hand skills including handwriting, and regulation skills for between three and eight children.

PE, Art and Design and ICT lessons:

Offering support to PE, art and design and ICT teachers with activities and programmes that can be integrated into lessons to help develop postural and motor coordination skills, visual perceptual skills, and use of tools and equipment.

Training sessions:

Pace offers a wide range of courses for mainstream and SEND school staff to develop their understanding, knowledge and skills so that they can better support children with sensory motor disorders in their settings. New for 2017 is Understanding the effects of cerebral palsy for a child or young person in a mainstream setting – an introduction. You can attend a course at our centre or it can be run on an inset training day at your school. Read more about our school training.

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