What I offer
As a school, you can choose which young people to refer to me and why they are being referred. Ideally, I will then meet someone from their home context to get some background information. I will then work weekly with that young person for 10 weeks. Towards the end of that time I will give you a report explaining the type of work we have covered, a summary of my observations and recommendation for that young person. At that point, you may choose to request that I keep working with that young person or start with a different one.
The work is very play and child lead, using toys, games, arts and even sport.
Half day £100, allowing me to work with two children.
Full day £200, allowing me to work with five children
St John's, Dorking
Would you recommend it?
How was it funded?
I used pupil premium funding and Notional SEN funding to fund the Play Therapy. The cost was then used as part of the childs support package when referring for an EHCP (statement) and able to feed into any social care involvement.
How did you justify the funding choice?
The direct impact on Teaching and Learning. Having experience of Play Therapy in my last school, I knew the huge impact it had with vulnerable children and this was the case in point with the children referred. Where previous low-level intervention did not work, the minute that Play Therapy [Ed Magee] was introduced learning started to click and accelerate.
M. Richard, Headteacher, St John's Dorking