Health & Therapy
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) provides Special Schools Nurses and therapists within Valence School, in order to support students with complex needs access their education. We work in partnership with the school staff empowering them to support the care and therapy of students whose needs can be safely delegated. This increases the number of people available that can care for and support the student at school. We work in partnership with the parents and school staff to ensure that where students needs are identified they are met.
Some students may have health needs that are not suitable to delegate to school staff. Where this is the case the nurses and therapists will discuss with parents/carers and the school to assess what arrangements or plans need to be made.
Nursing service- we are a team of qualified nurses with a wealth of specialist knowledge, skills and expertise working in special schools, supporting children and young people with complex health needs. We assess the students with more complex needs and delegate their care to school staff by ensuring they are trained and competent. We provide support during and beyond the school day.
Therapies - We are qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists with a wealth of specialist knowledge, skills and expertise working in special schools, supporting children and young people with complex physical needs. Our team also includes experienced therapy assistants.
As the NHS therapy team based at Valence, we aim to provide personalised and holistic care to each student. Our intervention is aimed at supporting students to access the curriculum and therefore is implemented into learning rather than through sessions out of the classroom. We are committed to training and supporting school staff in delivering these personalised programmes and using bespoke equipment in daily classroom activities to ensure students are comfortable, happy and ready to learn.