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Clarendon pupils have access to a range of therapies which supports or complements their learning. To learn more about the different types of therapies available click below.

Art Therapy

 Clarendon Secondary Centre funds in-house art therapy one day a week with Anne Heal. Referrals can me made by any member of staff which will lead to a classroom observation, meeting with parents and an assessment block in order to identify the appropriate course of art psychotherapy.


As above, Clarendon Secondary Centre also funds an in-house school counsellor one day a week with Melinda Elson. The referral process is the same as with art therapy, including observations, meeting with parents and assessment sessions. Melinda also offers specific parent support in some cases.

Educational Psychologist

Dr Tom Connor is our allocated Educational Psychologist from Achieving for Children who visits the Secondary Centre alternate Mondays across the year. Dr Connor's time is allocated according to need which is co-ordinated by Claire O'Neill, Manager of Additional Needs. Allocation of the Educational Psychologist can also follow an in-house referral.


Physiotherapy provides a range of packages of care which include reviews and/or treatment blocks based on each child’s needs. Our physiotherapist, Julie Knox is allocated to Clarendon Secondary via the NHS and is currently on-site one morning a week for alternate half terms.  Referrals for physiotherapy need to be made by a medical professional so can either go through the school nurse, or via your own GP.

Speech and Language Therapy

As with Physiotherapy, our Speech and Language Therapist, Sophie Sparrow is allocated to Clarendon Secondary via the NHS. Sophie is currently on site two days a week, with an assistant, John Breitenbach also providing support 4 days a week to work with students on their caseload.

Occupational Therapy

In the last year, Clarendon has been funding an in-house Occupational Therapy (OT) service. Overall co-ordination of this has been via The Auriga Academy Trust and is overseen by Occupational Therapist Phoebe Abrahams. The focus of the school OT team is to deliver an integrated service; as per the Trust's vision for therapies.