Hannahs Step Centre

Therapy and Assessment Centre

For children who need to step out from school. Day, blended placement and therapeutic support available.


Core offer

Head teachers will be able to refer in to the Step Centre against referral guidelines and children will be able to access a flexible provision which can include individual days, blended placements or week blocks.

The core offer is on a cost effective daily rate and is inclusive of teacher support for learning, support assistant, speech and language therapy sessions. Lunch and snacks are also included.

Placement is made on the basis of assessment, need, desired outcomes and matching to the service.

Other services

Assessment may identify other support needs, services and activities such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing support, rebound, hydrotherapy, music therapy and others are available at an hourly rate.

The assessment and therapy service is underpinned by a secure trail for each child and the school. This includes a criterion referenced assessment and tracking, SLT assessment and tracking (where appropriate), qualitative feedback (meetings and reporting), the child’s own Steps portfolio and the opportunity for handover of strategies used either via a written report or if needed as part of a support package back into school.

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The environment

The Step Centre is based in a specially adapted centre which is independent of the school. Children will have access to resources such as hydrotherapy, rebound and other bespoke resources on site.

All set in a relaxed and friendly venue.

The centre sets out to offer a calm, nurturing environment in which a child can access the assessed level of support.

What do we offer?

Sometimes children can struggle in their mainstream school setting and need time for a review and
re-evaluation of their needs. Hannahs can offer an outreach / inreach service which seeks to support children in mainstream school who need to step out
for that to take place.

At a bespoke centre at Ivybridge we can support

  • KS1 and KS2 defined outcomes
  • Transition support for KS3
  • Activities
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education psychology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rebound therapy
  • Health support

Referral by Headteacher:

If this is of interest please contact as below for more details of the offer and provision:

Telephone: 01752 892 461
Email: chris.freestone@discoverhannahs.org
Email: audrey.peace@discoverhannahs.org



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