Therapist Information

Special Schools Nursing Team

The Special Schools Nursing (SNN) Team is employed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust as part of the wider Community Children's Nursing (CCN) Team made up of SSNs, CCNs, Respite nurses, Discharge Coordinators and play specialists. 

We have nurses working within 9 special schools across Oxfordshire. At Bishopswood school we have two nurses working part time, term time only hours.

Alyson Martin, Senior SSN works 15 hours over 2-3 days a week.

Angela Richards, SSN works 1 day a week, usually on a Thursday or Friday.

Our role within school involves assessing and meeting the health needs of all pupils, to enable them to access education and reach their full potential.  We provide health needs training for school staff, and advise and support for families.  We work closely with other health care professionals, social care and families as well as education, to ensure pupils health and well being needs are met.

We can be contacted through the school office, or the medical room number 0118 9723501.


Therapist Details

Specialist School Nurses: Alyson Martin and Angela Richards

Base: Bishopswood School. Grove Road, Sonning Common. RG4 9RH

Tel: 0118 9723411 or direct line 0118 9723501


Working Hours: 15 hours over 3 days per week term time only.

I also work 4 hours per week at the Chiltern Centre, usually Monday 11-3.

Covering all Bishopswood pupils at Valley Road Nursery, Grove Road and Chiltern Edge schools. Please check weekly diary as my work hours will vary due to meetings, other commitments etc.

Occupational Therapists: Kathryn Stevenson and Charlotte Butler

Base: Children’s Community Occupational TherapyIntegrated Therapy Team South, Abingdon Hospital, Abingdon. OX14 1AG

Tel: 01235 205735    


Working Hours: Mondays (generally)

 Speech and Language Therapist: Sarah James


Working Hours:  Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays

 Physiotherapists: Nicola Dain  works Thursdays
                             Katie Stewart works Thursdays
                             Lynn Boddy works Thursdays

Base: Wallingford Hospital. Reading Road, Wallingford. Oxon OX10 9DU