The wonderful workers of Waverley school

The wonderful workers of Waverley school – a day in pictures


UNISON has members working throughout the education system – from primary school to higher education – but some of the schools our members work in are unique.

Waverley is a school for children with severe and complex disabilities. The 120 pupils are aged three to 19, and have varying learning, physical, sensory, medical and emotional needs.

Because of this the school has a lot of support staff. From teaching assistants, office staff and transport organisers, to family support workers, art technicians, caretakers, translators, catering staff and more; they all play a vital role in keeping the children at Waverley safe, happy and learning.

UNISON visited Waverley to meet the wonderful staff and children they support.



Rebound therapy is a popular activity. Some of the children need a hoist to get onto the trampoline



Some children receive hydrotherapy in Waverley’s very own school pool.



Children also enjoy playing outside in the playground.



Children at Waverley often receive valuable one on one support from staff.



After a hard day’s learning, the children head off.


Click Here- To Find Out More About Waverley School


Photographs by Ralph Hodgson

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