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The Ifield Occupational Therapy team consists of

  • Two experienced Occupational Therapists (OT) (part time)
  • 1 Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - full time

How we work

The OT’s are assigned specific classes at the beginning of the academic year and work closely with the class team and pupils throughout the year. Therapists will meet with class teachers during term 1 for joint planning of targets and interventions to support the pupils EHCP outcomes.  Targets will be monitored throughout the school academic year with class teams.

The Occupational Therapy team provides three types of service within Ifield school

Examples of Interventions

  • Sensory Diets that can include
    • Sensory circuits
    • Swing room sessions
    • Sensory equipment such as hug vest, weighted jackets and chewie’s.
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  • Clever fingers – fine motor development Activity packs for class
  • Motor skill development groups
  • Fun with food sessions – to support students with restrictive diets
  • Handwriting development groups
  • Zones of Regulation - to support pupils in learning about their emotions and how to manage them. 
  • Support with developing Daily living skills. 
  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • The Cedar Federation
  • Ifield Smile
  • KsENT
  • SEN Specialist Schools
  • International School Award
  • Kent County Council
  • Arts MArk
  • Healthy Schools
  • Sport England
  • iNet