NHS Therapies



Springfield School is a multi-disciplinary school. We aim to meet the educational and health needs of all our pupils. We have a dedicated team of health professionals who work alongside education to give an individualized, holistic provision for our pupils.

If you would like to contact school, please telephone 01270 691900

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy service at Springfield School is provided by the NHS. The team of specialist children’s physiotherapists, occupational therapist and therapy assistants work across the school - Foundation Stage/ Primary and Secondary/ Post 16.

Children who have been referred for physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy are assessed, and their needs identified. These will be discussed with parents; school staff and other members of the team and a physical management plan will be implemented. This could involve physiotherapy treatment, positioning in specialist seating and standing frames, hydrotherapy, home exercises and advice to enable children to reach their maximum physical potential.

Occupational Therapy intervention may involve a programme of activities provided for therapy assistants or parents to complete, positioning advice or adapted strategies, to help further a pupil’s independence with tasks of everyday living.

The team in School are:

Hayley Mitchell - Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist - Mon-Fri
Caitlin Graham-Smith - Paediatric Physiotherapist -Thurs and Fri
Yvonne Williams - Advanced Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Mon
Lucy Webb - Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Mon and Thurs
Liz Lehm - Paediatric Associate Practitioner - Mon and Thurs
Megan Powell - Paediatric Therapy Assistant -Mon - Fri
Grace Bullen - Paediatric Therapy Assistant - Mon - Fri
Jane Mather - Paediatric Therapy Assistant -Tues and Thurs mornings


They can be contacted during term time on 01270 826153



The nursing team is based at Springfield School across the full week and is responsible for the day to day healthcare of all students who attend. They are an integral part of the school team and are responsible for liaison with families, gathering information and assessing a pupil’s needs. They ensure that information is shared with everybody involved in that pupil’s care. In addition, they provide training or advice when needed and follow specific pupil focussed care plans. The nursing staff’s role encompasses many different areas, some of which are listed below: -

Coordinating immunisations

Referrals such as continence / dental / toileting plans

Managing and training staff in the use of asthma / seizure / meds

Monitoring pressure sore management / wound care

Involvement in Safeguarding meetings- CIN / CP

EHCP reports

letters of support for things like DLA claims

Public health- yearly weights / weight monitoring

New pupil assessments

community pediatrician clinics

The team in school are:

Jenny Smith - Special Needs Sister - Mon- Fri
Sarah Ault - Health Care assistant - Mon-Fri
Kat Platt - Special Needs Nurse - Mon-Fri
Deb Lundin - Special Needs Nurse - Mon- Fri
Lisa Hanson - Clinical Lead Special Needs Nursing Team - Mon-Fri


If you need to contact the nursing team for advice or any queries you might have, they can be reached directly on 01270826151


Speech & Language Therapy

‘Speech Language and Communication skills play a crucial role in a child’s readiness and ability to achieve their educational potential’ (The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists)

There is a full-time Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) Team based in Springfield to support children with communication needs identified on their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Our SALT service can provide the following services in Springfield:

  • One-to-one speech and language therapy - Typically one-to-one sessions will be delivered by a Speech and Language Therapist or Assistant in a room away from the classroom.
  • Group and whole class work – Some children will benefit from an approach to therapy that involves the whole classroom and all their teaching staff.
  • Close liaison with School staff, providing training and supervision on how to support speech, language, and communication needs.
  • Share information with all key individuals involved in the pupil’s education.
  • Work closely with children and young people and their families/carers to provide tailored support.
  • Assess physical feeding difficulties.

The team in school are:

Speech and Language Therapists

Jo Currie - Advanced Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- Mon/Tues/Wed
Alex Makin - Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Wed am/Thurs/Fri
Cathy Webster - Speech and Language Therapy Assistant - Mon am/Fri
Rachel Turner - Speech and Language Therapy Assistant - Mon/Tues/Thur 


We are always keen to hear from you, please phone the School on 01270 826152 and leave a message for the SLT team.


For more information about CCICP Paediatric Speech & Language Therapy service: