Our offer

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 also jointly plan and deliver a number of lessons across the school week.

We have been awarded ELKLAN Communication Friendly School status due to our drive to encourage and promote speaking, listening and interaction skills across the school. A number of staff are also ELKLAN trainers and deliver training to staff in schools across the borough.

We place a very strong emphasis on social use of language and deliver this through Social Communication Groups.

SPOT groups (Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy) throughout the 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.

Our Team

Tara Millan-Brophy – Speech and Language Therapy

Amy Pearce – Speech and Language Therapy

Afroditi Pateraki – Dramatherapy

Karen Pack – Occupational Therapist

Leanne Dale – SaLT support

Tracey Weyman – OT support

Frances Ogiemwense – School counsellor