Humberston Park are sharing physiotherapy resources and MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) principles to help facilitate school improvement, by ensuring that pupils with physical disabilities receive the personalised provision they need.  We hope it promotes collaboration, efficiency, and inclusivity, contributing to a more active and equitable landscape in schools and at home.

We have confidence, that by sharing these resources and principles we develop school improvement based on the following reasoning:

  1. Enhanced Student Mobility and Independence: physiotherapy and MOVE resources are crucial for developing pupils’ physical abilities, mobility, and independence, and by sharing these, we can help ensure that all pupils with physical disabilities, receive the support they need to improve their functional mobility, which is essential for their overall development and participation in learning, home and community activities.
  2. Access to Specialised Expertise: we’re aware that not all schools have in-house physiotherapists or MOVE specialists, so by sharing such resources, a wider range of schools can access specialised expertise and guidance, ensuring that pupils with physical needs receive high-quality, evidence-based interventions tailored to their specific requirements.
  3. Consistency of Care: if we share these kinds of resources, we know that we can help promote consistency in the delivery of physiotherapy and MOVE programs across different schools.  Consistent approaches help maintain continuity of care, especially for pupils who may transfer between settings, ensuring that their progress is sustained and interventions are personalised and effective.
  4. Professional Development: again, sharing our resources provides valuable professional development opportunities for staff.  Training in these areas equips staff at all levels with the knowledge and skills to support pupils’ physical development effectively, in the school environment, at home and out in the community.
  5. Early Intervention and Support: there is little doubt that early intervention is key to addressing physical development issues effectively.  Sharing resources here will allow schools to implement screening and assessment tools to identify pupils who may benefit from physiotherapy and MOVE programs early on, leading to timely and proactive support.
  6. Resource Efficiency: developing and maintaining physiotherapy and MOVE resources can be resource-intensive, so sharing these resources can allow us to pool efforts and financial resources, making it more cost-effective and resourceful to provide comprehensive physical support services.
  7. Promotes Inclusive Education: sharing our resources supports inclusive practice by ensuring that pupils with physical disabilities can access the curriculum and participate fully in activities.  This promotes equity and inclusion, helping pupils to reach their full potential and participate in a diverse learning community.
  8. Enhanced Collaboration and Coordination: as we share these resources it raises collaboration among schools, physiotherapists, MOVE specialists, and other stakeholders.  Collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches ensure that interventions are coordinated and holistic, addressing the diverse needs of pupils and enhancing the overall effectiveness of support services.
  9. Family and Community Engagement: by sharing physiotherapy and MOVE resources schools can better engage families and the community in supporting young people with physical needs.  Providing consistent information, strategies, and resources helps families reinforce learning and therapy at home, creating a supportive environment for pupils’ development.
  10. Data Sharing and Best Practices: sharing in this instance allows schools to exchange data and best practices related to physiotherapy and MOVE programs, helping to identify successful interventions and strategies, and so fostering a culture of continuous improvement and evidence-based practice.
  11. Advocacy and Policy Development: sharing means working together, advocating for better policies and funding for associated support services.  Through collective advocacy, we see efforts leading to improved support and resources disseminated and consequently benefiting more young people with physical needs.