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Team for Children and Young People with Physical Needs

Team for Children with Physical Disability

This team works with children and young people with physical needs and complex medical needs.

The Team consists of:

  • Advisory Teachers with specialisms in physical needs
  • Occupational Therapist

For Children with Physical Disability

We support children and young people with physical needs to access teaching and learning in their educational settings; enabling them to fulfil their full potential, have a positive learning experience and take part in wider opportunities with their peers.

Working with children and young people, their families and other professionals, we support school and settings to build capacity to contribute to positive outcomes, remove barriers to learning and maximise independence.

We offer training and advice on access to learning, enabling the student to engage in the full range of educational activities.

The team promotes networking and the development of good practice through regular training courses, INSET, etc.

We have high aspirations for the achievements of children and young people with physical needs. We are committed to ensuring children and Young people thrive, access their full potential, and have fun whilst they learn at all stages of the Gloucestershire Graduated Pathway.

How to access the team and make a referral

If you wish to make a referral then please use the Advisory Teaching Service referral form.

Request for Advisory Teacher Involvement form 

Before you submit your referral form don't forget:

  • Parent/carer's signature
  • To complete all  relevant sections of the form  
  • Reference to Gloucestershire Guidance Booklet for Professionals working with children and young People (0-25 yrs) and relevant Myplan/Myplan+/EHCP documentation: Gloucestershire Guidance Booklet for Education and SEND Professionals
  • To attach relevant reports from professionals.

Please note incomplete paperwork will result in a delay in our response to your referral. 

All staff working for Gloucestershire Advisory Teaching Service who have contact with children have had the appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) Check.


The team offer a range of specialised training for all staff and professionals working with children and young People with physical needs.

All training is booked through GCC Plus

If you need any help with booking a course please call 01594 823102.

Please speak to your advisory teacher if you would like to discuss your bespoke training needs.

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