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Wycombe weekly newsletter 20th September 2021

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20th September 2021

CYP Therapies

NEW SALT training

A series of webinars ‘Bridging Evidence to Practice across the Key Stages’ will be available for all schools to access. This half term ‘save the dates’:  

  • Vocabulary –  14th October 10.00- 11.30
  • Receptive language part 1 – Information Carrying Words  – 4th October 9.30- 11.00
  • Conversation skills – Monday 11th  October 9.30-11.00
  • Spoken narratives - Tuesday 12th October 9.30 – 11.00
  • Attention and auditory memory – Thursday 21st October 1.30-3.00

Full info on course content and how to book will be shared next week.

School advice clinics for SALT and OT

SALT school advice sessions will continue to be delivered remotely and information on how to book can be found here: https://slt.buckshealth.link/schools-early-years/schools-2/.

OT advice sessions will recommence in the next few weeks and be delivered remotely in the same way as SALT. Details on booking to follow shortly.

How we are delivering services

To continue to keep everyone safe each of our therapies, OT, Physio and SALT will continue to use the same framework to risk assess whether a session with a CYP should take place remotely or face to face. Face-to-face delivery will be carried out where this is clinically necessary and therapy staff will wear PPE. Where the outcomes for a particular session can be achieved via remote means then remote delivery will be used. Our staff continues to carry out lateral flow tests twice a week to ensure everyone is keeping safe.

New Website: CYP Therapies website has been redesigned – please take a look here: Children and young people's therapies  - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust - CYP Website (buckshealthcare.nhs.uk)

Speechlink  

Subscription to Speech Link and Infant Language Link has been confirmed for the rest of this academic year for all KS1 settings. Please ensure you read the regular newsletters Speechlink Multimedia sends to schools to support you with starting up screening and interventions again this year. They have a great range of training planned this term to give refreshers on using the packages and much more on offer www.speechandlanguage.info. Any queries please contact the Speechlink helpdesk at office2@speechlink.co.uk or phone 0333 5770784.

Kind regards

Fiona Barry
Head of Service for Children and Young People’s Therapies
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Children and Young People’s Therapies
Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0JD
T: 01296 566045 Mobile: 07866 157024 E: f.barry@nhs.net   

Who’s who and where are they now?

There have been staff recruitment and changes within services.

Educational Psychology Service

There have been two new full-time appointments and we have a second-year Trainee Educational Psychologist (TEP) assisting us in High Wycombe work and county-wide projects. These are:

  • Scott Ighavongbe-Patrick (EP)
  • Taj Braich (EP)
  • Abi Hills (TEP)

In terms of EHCCOs

  • Senior EHCCO – Michael Pearson
  • EHCCOs –Paul Alford and Rhys Brown
  • Assistant EHCCO- Nadia Rasul

Specialist Teachers

Andy Bunker has joined the Communication and Interaction team. He has extensive SEND knowledge having been in senior roles in several specialist school settings and worked as a senior EHCCO.

Other important Local Offer News

The Buckinghamshire Local Offer has been updated to show all EHCCO allocations for Wycombe area schools/educational settings following a caseload reorganisation in August and that in some instances has resulted in a change of allocated EHCCO to a particular school/setting.

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