Wings School Notts is an independent therapeutic residential and day provider in a small quiet village in Nottinghamshire. They promote the social, emotional and mental well being of children and young people, enabling them to achieve in education, enjoy social activities, have positive relationships and feel empowered.
The safe and caring community encourages a passion for learning and mutual respect for all. Children and young people who have social and emotional problems (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment needs, childhood trauma or other specific learning difficulties have the opportunity to develop to their full potential in preparation for their future life.
Many of the young people supported in our schools thrive on the consistency and the daily routine the school day gives them and for some, any disruption to that routine can be unsettling. Providing that on-going consistency, support and encouragement for children – whether they are in the classroom or not – is just one way our schools are going above and beyond to make the children feel included and can have some normality in their day in a situation that is far from normal.
The clinical team at Wings School Notts have been working hard to ensure that their important therapy and clinical sessions can still be delivered by turning video communication devices. The children are engaging really well, some are even engaging better with the virtual sessions than face-to-face. They are also being supported by another member of the Health/Clinical team during the sessions to ensure they get the most out of their time. There have been discussions around making more sessions virtual in the future, even after COVID-19 especially for the children who are engaging well. Some sessions have even occurred for children who aren’t on site and those in isolation on-site, showing how much flexibility the approach gives.
What a fantastic initiative from the Clinical Team, sounds like you are doing a brilliant job even in this really difficult time!