Health Care Provision
Our vision: Working together to provide outstanding holistic healthcare, through collaborative partnership, to support our pupils to reach their full potential.
Healthcare for our pupils is provided through a commissioned arrangement from Merton’s Integrated Care Board (the ICB). Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) are the current providers for our school. Our healthcare team at Perseid is led by Jane Griffiths, Locality Lead.
Senior Leaders from the school, governing board and senior managers from CLCH and the ICB meet to ensure that the healthcare provision made available to the pupils at Perseid is appropriate to meet their needs.
At Perseid School, the day to day healthcare is provided by a team of occupational therapists and assistants, physiotherapists and assistants, specialist speech and language therapists (for eating and drinking needs), Augmentative and Assistive Communication devices and communication input for our Nursery, and from nurses and healthcare assistants.
On a visiting basis, e.g via clinics at the school, pupils may also receive healthcare support from the dietician, specialist seating clinics and wheelchair assessments.
Wheelchair services, the immunisations team, paediatricians, incontinence services and vision and hearing services also all visit the school and these services are provided via NHS England.
The healthcare team work closely with school staff and parents to ensure that pupils healthcare needs and the Outcomes described in their EHCP, are provided for. This is usually in the form of an appropriate healthcare plan and /or therapy programmes.