The MOVE Programme 

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The Move Programme is a philosophy, a way of life for disabled children, and disabled people with complex needs; providing the personalised care and support they need to gain functional mobility, and increased independence     
Put simply, the Move Programme is a practice put in place so disabled children and disabled people with complex needs are supported to gain the physical and communication skills they need in order to:
•    SIT to eat, participate in activities, education and eventual employment
•    STAND to increase strength, mobility and flexibility
•    WALK to participate in play or complete tasks, with and without support
•    TRANSITION from bed to chair or sitting to standing.
At St Nicholas, students who have a MOVE programme in place will practise their individual tasks and targets daily. However, we also have bespoke weekly MOVE sessions; where we work in collaboration with our Physios, OTs and SaLTs to deliver topic based sessions that encourage the students to practise and show off their skills.


Terms 5 and 6


Circus and the Olympics


During this term the students will enjoy a range of activities through exploration. They experience being at the circus. They will listen to music and make sounds using objects and voices. They will participate in varied activities to support, encourage and motivate to practice their skills.

These tasks have encouraged students to practise several functional skills such as developing their hand and eye coordination, practising and developing their sitting skills, transition skills to and from the floor, and some students have practised their standing and walking too. Students have also been encouraged to practise and develop their communication skills making choices about what activities they want to do. We have seen some excellent progress.



Parent Coffee Morning 


We had another successful parent awareness MOVE coffee morning, thank you to all those that attended. We will have another one in September, during the discussions lots of suggestions were made. Including difficulties when taking young people with learning disabilities into the community.  Below is the website changing places, we hope to see more of you in September.


For more information on the MOVE partnership please email Stephen King -

You can either call Move Europe on 0203 327 1553 or email us at

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