This service supports children and young people in local authority special schools and colleges across Staffordshire. Our primary aim is to support children and young people attending special schools, in their school environment, in order that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

All children, young people and families covered by the service will be offered support to enable their child to access special schools.

This will include assessment and care planning and supporting education staff with medication administration, enteral feeding packages and respiratory packages. Advice, support and training will be provided to schools to assist with managing long term conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy.

Support is also provided for continence and enuresis, emotional health and wellbeing and behaviour with onward referral to other services as required. We work closely with other professionals such as Dieticians, Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, GPs and the wider community.

The service will provide advice and reports for education, health and care plans (EHCPs), continuing healthcare assessments and the provision of special education needs and disabilities (SEND) including transition planning.

Initial contact/ referrals should be made via email at specialschools.staffs@nhs.net and they will be signposted to an appropriate team member.

 

 

 

Who can use the service

It is available to all children, young people and families attending a local authority Staffordshire special school (excluding Stoke-on-Trent). Advice and support can be given to independent special schools but there may be a cost involved.

Special schools supported by the service

North Staffordshire Special Needs School Nursing

  • Newfriars College, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Blackfriars Special School, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Merryfields School, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • The Coppice School, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Horton Lodge School, Leek
  • The Meadows School, Leek
  • Springfields Community Special School, Leek
  • Cicely Haughton School, Wetley Rocks
  • Loxley Hall School, Armitage
  • Loxley Hall School, Loxley, Uttoxeter
  • Fountains High School, Burton-upon-Trent
  • Fountains Primary School, Burton-upon-Trent
  • Greenhall Nursery School, Stafford
  • Marshlands Primary School, Stafford
  • Walton Hall Academy, Eccleshall

 

South Staffordshire Special Needs School Nursing

  • Queen's Croft High School, Lichfield
  • Rocklands Special School, Lichfield
  • Chasetown Community School, Burntwood
  • Saxon Hill School, Lichfield
  • Sherbrook Primary School, Cannock
  • Hednesford Valley High School
  • Cherry Trees School, Wombourne
  • Wightwick Hall School, Wolverhampton
  • Two Rivers High School, Tamworth
  • Two Rivers Primary School, Tamworth

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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