Doubletrees has a wide range of staff working together within the school to support the children, young people and their families. Some are employed directly by the School, others have different lines of management.
Classroom staff are employed directly by the Special Partnership Trust. This includes teachers, teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors. Administration staff are also school employees.
Other professionals who work at/visit the school work are employed by a range of agencies; some of these staff are based within the school, others have office bases elsewhere and work in school on particular days or as necessary.
School Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are employees of Cornwall’s Health providers; all such professionals who work within school offer training for staff, advising them on their work with children and young people. The school meets on a regular basis with social care and health care managers to ensure relevant information, national guidance in relation to health/well-being is discussed/cascaded in an informed way.
The Visual /Hearing Impairment advisory teachers and Educational Psychologists are employed by the Local Authority; they provide staff training and advice on individual children's needs in accordance to their core/statutory offer.
Transport to school is organised by the Local Authority not the school. Transport staff are employed by the transport companies; transport is requested by the school who outline pupil need via the Transport Request Form (TRF) outlining risk assessments which may be required.
There are social workers for children/young people with disabilities who are Local Authority Employees and are based within the Children/Adult Specialist Services.
Doubletrees is also supported by DNS. DNS provide specialist technical ICT support services and solutions to schools, educational establishments and businesses throughout Cornwall and Devon.
If you have a query relating to any of these areas it is best to contact the professionals directly. This will ensure that your message/queries/concerns are dealt with in the most efficient way.
School Nursing Team
The role of the school nurses is primarily to support school staff in meeting the medical needs of the children / young people at Doubletrees school. They work closely with the school staff, therapy team, other health professionals and wider community to support the needs of children / young people whilst at school.
Should you need to contact Lara or Sue, this is best done via the main school switchboard on 01726 812757.
I have had the pleasure of working at Doubletrees school for the last 3 years and before that worked at Little Harbour. I was a Special needs school nurse in Lancashire for 8 years prior to moving to Cornwall.
I gained a Bsc (Hons) in Child Nursing in 2005 initially working on a busy neurosurgical ward where I cared for children with complex needs and their families.
I am passionate about advocating for children with special needs and working as part of a team, and I love that every day my job is different!
I love being outdoors with my family and our bouncy dog.
Secret talents- singing and playing the piano is my happy place.
I re-joined the Doubletrees team in February 2021. I have previously worked with many of the children and their families having spent for 14 years at Treliske as HDU and assessment Nurse. I then became a CCN for 6 years and also worked here at Doubletrees as a bank nurse before retiring 2 years ago. (Retirement was not for me!)
I job share with Lara Moore who works 3 days a week, and I work 2.
Ross Terry: DNS Duchy Network Solutions was established in 2010, DNS provide specialist technical ICT support services and solutions to schools, educational establishments and businesses throughout Cornwall and Devon. We are constantly evaluating new ways to improve teaching and learning from classroom technologies to collaborative working solutions for academy trusts and groups of schools.
Childrens’ Community Therapy Team
Jackie Watson: Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists support with balance, exercising, stretching, movement skills, serial plastering, splints, specialist footwear and walking equipment.
Occupational Therapist’s support with hand skills, co-ordination, sensory advice, positioning and seating, developing independence sills with eating, dressing and personal care.
Cath Molden and Rosi Pritchard:
Support staff are made up of Technical Instructors, Therapy Assistants and Clerical staff, they support with the order, set up and checks of equipment, therapy programmes and support to the clinicians in all areas of therapy.
Bethany Taylor & Sian Tooke
Speech and Language Therapists
Speech and language therapists offer support and advice for developing language and creating a supportive communication environment. The SALT team can support speech, language, swallowing and alternative communication.
Dietitians offer advice and support for poor weight gain and growth, malnutrition, selective eating, texture modification, nutritional supplements and eating and drinking problems.