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An integral part of the timetable at Woodbridge Trust

At Woodbridge Trust, we collaborate for a multitude of reasons over different timelines with many external partners. Across the Trust, we have a commitment to developing the whole child beyond learning and teaching and create a curriculum where we also aim to develop the social curriculum and overall well-being of the children and young people we support to become citizens of the future.


Our mission statement “Inspiring successful futures for all” is at the heart of all we do. We have many learners that benefit from further involvement from specialist therapy services. We aim for the therapies to be integral to every child and young adult’s timetable. This ensures that students get the most out of every single day spent with us. Here at Woodbridge Trust, we have a range of exceptional professionals located on-site, some of which include therapists trained in music therapy, drawing and talking therapy, speech and language therapy, and support many other specialists we liaise within the Bolton local offer. They work in partnership with both school and college staff to create strategies, targets and individual programmes that enable students to access learning and social opportunities across all settings.


Each setting will determine the offer of therapy services and decide what timescales and interventions is needed for learners. Learners identified receive a bespoke offer to develop for their individual needs.


Successful partnerships have three core aims to:

  • be mutually beneficial for all

  • be manageable and sustainable

  • have a measurable effect on children and young adults


Occupational therapists assist students to participate effectively in all areas of everyday life. Trained in learning disability therapy, our staff help our children to develop their physical wellbeing and social interaction.

Occupational therapy


Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of children and young adults with complex needs.

Speech and Language Therapy

We use a range of speech and language therapists to provide assessment and direct therapy to children and young adults. Therapists also support staff knowledge to use communication strategies across different environments, helping to target individual communication needs.

Learning Sign Language

The Paediatric Audiology Service supports Bolton children aged 0-16 (up to 19 if in full time education or have special educational needs) with hearing and vestibular (inner ear balance) difficulties.



There is a purpose built hydrotherapy pool in one of our settings, which is used during sessions and during class-based swimming sessions.  The warm water can help to relax stiff muscles and it can allow children with muscle weakness move more easily and work towards strengthening their muscles. 

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Rebound therapy

Rebound Therapy is used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration, improve fitness and to improve communication skills.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is based on the belief that, in some way, everyone can respond to music.  At Woodbridge Trust we use a qualified Music therapists from a specialist service to use music,  in a specific way to encourage interaction and communication. 



Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that supports accessing the subconscious mind.  Allowing an opportunity of change. Supporting desired life style choices.

Our assistive technologists use technology to increase the learning opportunities available to our children and young adults. Assistive Technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. This phrase also consists of the process used in selecting, locating, and using the devices themselves.

Assistive Technology


Drawing and Talking Therapy is the number one alternative to CBT and direct talking therapies, that can often be confronting or limiting in the processing of pain or trauma. As an attachment-based therapeutic intervention, Drawing and Talking Therapy is designed to complement CAMHS and other specialist therapies.

Therapeutic Play

Therapeutic Play helps children who struggle with managing their social and emotional responses. Play sessions will support children to learn adaptive behaviours so they can manage and survive socially in today’s world. 

Therapeutic Story Writing

Therapeutic story writing is an interactive and creative way to support children’s emotional literacy and academic skills.  

Mentor Dogs

The Dog Mentor programme has built upon the benefits of the human-animal bond by providing children positive experiences with dogs that can help them educationally, developmentally, emotionally and socially. 

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