Professionals who work with us at Portfield School
Staff work closely with a number of professionals who advise us on strategies to use to support children where appropriate. All professionals working with children on site are encouraged to work with the children in their classroom or other familiar environments such as classroom, sensory room, hydrotherapy pool etc. whenever possible.
Physiotherapists – Jess Apperly, Gina McNamara, Helen Clarke, Nikki Cornish, Liz Lloyd, Jonathon Tebbut – Orthotics
Senior Physio Assistant – Tamara O’Leary
Manual Handling Support Assistant – Rachel Blowers
Physiotherapy Technician – Alison Tudor
School Councillor – Dean Scourfield
Senior Speech & Language Therapist – Mrs Claire Celik
Speech and language therapist – Mrs Sara John, Mrs Kayleigh Davies
Occupational therapists – Aveline Woolf, Diane Lewis
Teacher for the Visually Impaired – Jill Jones
Teacher for the Hearing Impaired – Catherine Scott
Educational Psychologist – Lucy Harrold
Specialist Community Children’s Nurses – Anne-Marie Llewellyn, Jess Voros
School Nurse – Jayne Philips
Medical consultants – Dr Simmonds
Social Workers from the children with disabilities team
Local Authority officers and advisors
Wheelchair Services – Alan McAlpine, ALAC
Whizzkidz – Mike Santoro
Careers Wales West – Helen James
CAHMS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
SENSE – Janet Hughes
Mobility Officer – Tracey Martin
Statutory Transport – Matthew Johns
Specialist Therapeutic Team – Kevin Lewis
Sports Tuition – Bob Nelson (football), Angela Miles/Dan Field (disability sports)
Assembly speaker – Rev Hugh John Wilson
Staff Development – PRP Training
Portfield School provides outreach support to pupils with severe learning difficulties in mainstream schools around Pembrokeshire. Some examples of support:-
- Planning with teachers to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in activities using switch activated equipment.
- arranging and delivering training e.g. PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).
Developing and delivering an MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) accredited course at entry level for secondary pupils.