Meadowfield

External Agency Support

External Agency Support

Staff at Meadowfield School work closely with a range of external agencies to ensure the needs of all pupils are met. This can include liaising with:

  • Other special schools and provisions
  • The Educational Psychology Services.
  • The Kent Communication and Assistive Technology (CAT) Team
  • The Attendance and Behaviour Service
  • Social Services - the school’s designated Teacher liaises with corporate parents in relation to Children in Care

The school has named Special Educational Needs Officers based at the East Kent Area office who are the Local Authority point of contact for the school and parents. The contact number for the SEN Office is 01227 284405. If you would like any support to contact the SEN office please contact the school’s Family Liaison Officer Mark Pearmain. Mark can be contacted via the school office or directly by email from this website (add link to page)

The school works closely with a range of professionals from the NHS. The following services are provided in school by the NHS:

  • School Nurse provision.
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy provision.
  • Speech and Language Therapy provision.
  • Paediatric Consultant/other medical provision.

Referrals may be made from these services to other NHS providers for example

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health provision.
  • The Community Nursing Team for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities.
  • ADHD support.

Contact information for NHS services:

School Nurse

Medway Maritme Hospital
Residence 13
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent ME75NY
Tel. 01634830000 Ext.5533

Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech and Language therapy

Children’s TherapyTeam
Orchards
Attlee Way
Milton Regis
Sittingbourne
ME10 2HE
Tel: 01795514413   email: medch.orchards@nhs.net

If you would like to contact a therapist but are unsure which therapist is working with your child please contact Yvonne Cherry at the school who will be able to provide this information. Yvonne is the MOVE and Mobility Co-Ordinator for the school, she is the link person in school working alongside the therapists and class teams.