“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.”

(www.enhamtrust.org.uk/what-is-move 2018)

MOVE

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 Physio’s, OTs and SaLTs to deliver topic based sessions that encourage the students to practise and show off their skills. Examples of themes include: The Circus, Harry Potter, Frozen, etc.

Term 1-2 2018:

This Term our topic is Treasure Island:

Students have to take part in dressing up as explorers and finding the hidden treasures dotted around the room. Students are encouraged to sit / stand / walk / roll / crawl to explore their surroundings whilst reading maps, matching photos, developing their hand function, and communicating throughout.

For more information on the MOVE partnership please contact Stephen King by email at stephen.k@st-nicholas.kent.sch.uk or

the MOVE Partnership Head Office  www.themovepartnership.org.uk or www.enhamtrust.org.uk

8 Wakley Street

London

EC1V 7QE

Tel – 02074036282

Email – move@themovepartnership.org.uk

Web – The Enham Trust

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