Therapy at Bensham

Therapy is an essential part of our core offer at Bensham Manor School and is integrated throughout the school day.

Our therapists work with students individually, in small groups and within the classroom. Therapists jointly plan and deliver a number of lessons across the school week.

We place a very strong emphasis on social use of language (pragmatics) so that students develop their advocacy and negotiation skills as well as relationships. We deliver this through Social Communication Groups.

SPOT groups (Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy) are delivered to Year 7s and select classes, once a week.

Students have targeted and individualised therapy to support the development of skills.

Therapists set SMART targets and monitor and track student progress on a termly basis. Reports are sent home once per year. The therapy team is involved in reviewing students’ Education and Health Care Plans and delivering the provision outlined in Section F of pupils EHCPs.

Therapists also deliver training to staff, facilitate parent workshops and offer outreach training to other schools on a variety of topics.

Our Team

Tara Millan-BrophyHead of Therapies, Speech and Language Therapist
Amy PearceSpeech and Language Therapist
Leanne DaleSpeech and Language Therapy Assistant
Bonita Pryce-GreenOccupational Therapist
Tracey WeymanOccupational Therapy Assistant
Laura PringleDramatherapist
Frances OgiemwenseSchool counsellor
Amy ClarkeEmotional Literacy Support Assistant
Ian FordMusic Therapist