"It has been a privilege and a wonderful professional experience having Amanda as Holmwood School’s Occupational Therapist. She is dedicated in supporting every child with whom she works with. She is very knowledgeable and works extremely well with staff, parents, carers and our vulnerable pupils. I am proud that she is considered a valuable member of the Holmwood School."
Dennis Ley, Headteacher, Holmwood School
"As a special academy for children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, we feel very privileged and grateful that we are able to access support and advice from Smart Occupational Therapy. Amanda has worked with us since 2013 and we feel that she really is part of the team. Amanda is a very positive and proactive person, who is always determined to make sure that the appropriate resources and support is in place for our young people. Amanda has worked with a range of staff and students in school, as well as having liaised with parents and carers and the feedback has always been positive. In addition, Amanda has supported us with several whole school initiatives, and her work has enabled us to achieve external recognition such as the NAS Award. Thanks to her user friendly reports and sensory profiles, we feel much more confident in meeting the sensory and physical needs of our students."
Rebecca Whelan, Principal of Abbey Hill Academy
"We have commissioned Amanda as a sensory specialist occupational therapist working in school 1 day per week since September 2014. The experience, knowledge and expertise she has brought to the school has been invaluable and has helped us to support some of our most challenging students through difficult periods and maintain their placement. Amanda is now an integral part of the non-academic support we offer to our students. She works closely with staff to plan for individual students to help them stay regulated and ready to access learning and provides a range of suggestions, recommendations and advice. We have no hesitation in recommending Amanda to other schools.
Emma Straker, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Catcote Academy