Covid Information


Dear Schools,

 

As this situation regarding the COVID-19 virus progresses we would like to provide an update regarding the service offered by The Physical Disabilities Outreach Team. From the 8th March 2021 we have seen the opening of schools to all pupils. PD Outreach have the following in place;

  • DFE (2021) state “Peripatetic staff can move between schools. Such staff and visitors must follow your school’s arrangements for managing and minimising risk based on the system of controls. They should also have access to information on the safety arrangements and be provided with this as soon as possible after the booking”.
  • PD Outreach will make visits to see pupils in school where this is necessary. This will be at the discretion of each staff member. Online meetings will also continue.
  • All staff members have received their first Covid-19 vaccination. Staff will self-swab twice weekly using the home LFD testing kits. Face coverings will be worn on school visits and hands washed routinely. Staff will follow the schools own safely arrangements.
  • We will continue to offer a range of online training for teachers, support staff and parents. Please see our website and further email and book in using Eventbrite.
  • We hope for Moving and Handling training to return to “face to face” in small groups after the Easter break.
  • Please follow us on twitter @outreach_pd where we will continue to suggest strategies and online resources which are available to use.

 

Support for pupils:

  • In school aged between 4-19
  • Transition from nursery to Reception
  • Transition from school to college

Pupil must have 1 or more of the following:

  • A profound and multiple physical disability
  • A profound cognitive disability (e.g. downs syndrome, brain injury)
  • A life limiting condition (e.g. muscular dystrophy)

Thank you for your collaboration and support and we look forward to continuing working together to support the children, young people and families of Lincolnshire.

Best Wishes

 

Clair Swinton            07990070448             Clair.Swinton@st-francis.lincs.sch.uk

Carla Nicholson       07990070655             Carla.Nicholson@st-francis.lincs.sch.uk

Becky Houtby          07990070445             Becky.Houtby@st-francis.lincs.sch.uk

Mandi Baptist          07990 070642             Mandi.Baptist@st-francis.lincs.sch.uk

 


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