MOVE - Movement for Learning and Life

What is the MOVE Programme and how can it support our pupils to gain functional mobility?

The MOVE Programme is an activity based practice that enables disabled children and young adults to gain independent movement. It uses the combined approach of education, therapy and family knowledge to teach the skills of sitting, standing, walking and transitioning between. In February 2021, Ashgate Croft School received the MOVE Gold Quality Mark which recognised our ongoing commitment to delivering the MOVE programme.

Quite simply, the MOVE Programme is a practice put in place so disabled children and young people with complex needs are supported to gain the physical and communication skills they need in order to:

  • SIT to eat, participate in activities, education and eventual employment;
  • STAND to increase strength, mobility and flexibility;
  • WALK to participate in play or complete tasks, with and without support;
  • TRANSITION from bed to chair or sitting to standing.

For MOVE to work effectively a team approach must be utilised. The team consists of the child, their parents/carers and wider family, the class staff, the school MOVE team, physiotherapist and occupational therapists as well as anyone else the family would like to involve.

If you would like to learn more about the MOVE programme please contact school and ask for Kylie Stevenson or Rebecca Clarke or visit the MOVE website

Move Programme

To see the school's Move Programme, please see the document below.

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