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Medical & Support Services

Speech, language and communication impairments encompass a spectrum of challenges and impact individuals in different ways. Moreover our children and young people may have difficulties that extend beyond primary speech, language and communication impairments. No two children and young people are the same and our comprehensive medical and support services reflect this. 

Our medical team work very closely with the care, teaching and therapy teams. We have a dedicated nurse within St Catherine’s and our medical officer is a local GP. The services of a local dentist, optician adolescent psychotherapist and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) are available. We also access the service of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, a local charity who provide counselling services for young people. In addition to this wealth of experience we access support from, and work closely with, key agencies as appropriate for our learners needs.

Close liaison with parents regarding all medical and health issues is consistently maintained.  

Our kitchens are run by a chef manager who leads the catering team to produce delicious home-cooked dishes, so that all our students receive their recommended daily requirements. 

We support a wide range of dietary requirements. The catering facilities have received a five star food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency.