Sheiling School Thornbury’s Anthroposophical Consultative Advisor holds regular reviews for each pupil about their health care and therapies.
An experienced Home/School Nurse oversees the needs of all pupils, and our staff are trained to administer medication and hold first aid qualifications.
The school has its own therapy building and various specialised therapies are available on-site, including:
- Speech and language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Eurythmy (a specialised movement therapy)
- Art therapy
- Drama Therapy
- Rhythmical massage therapy
Other therapeutic activities are used, for example, to develop awareness of the body or to stimulate aesthetic appreciation.
How Therapies Work at Sheiling School
Parents are invited to attend regular internal reviews about the therapies their child is receiving. These reviews are led by the School’s Consultative Advisor and coordinated by the Head Teacher.
Some of the recommendations arising from these therapies are also effectively integrated into classroom activities and into the house life. They may, for example, be applied through skill-based or craft activities in the classroom or in the development of independent living skills within the house.