Part of the Learning in Harmony Trust

"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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JFK Special School

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Professional / Medical Services

Most of the professional/medical services listed below only see individuals on a referral only basis. However parent/carers who have been referred and need to speak to medical/professional services urgently may use the telephone numbers below:

Newham Social Services
 - 020 3373 4600 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
020 8430 2000 at any other time

Newham Community Team for People with learning disabilities  - 020 8250 7500
Physiotherapy Services                   
Occupational Therapy Services 
Speech and Language Services Therapy 
Clinical Psychology
Art Therapy
Psychiatry Services

Other Professional Services
School Nursing Service - 020 8586 5159

Educational Psychology Services - referral through professional/teacher/CDC

Wheelchair Services - 020 8496 9029
Medical Teams (both hospital and community based)

Visual Impairment Specialists - 020 8430 4801
New Tunmarsh Centre - Drop-in hours - every Wednesday from 4.00pm - 5.30pm during term time.

Hearing Impairment Specialist

Early Years Advisory Teams

Dietician Service - (over 16's service) 020 7363 9249 (children's service) 020 7363 8200

Drama Therapy 
Incontinence team - 01924 328502

Work Experience Placements

At JFK Special School we encourage work with our partners in the community. For the past few years we have provided many work experience placements for students at the University of East London, Epping Forest College. These students, on courses relating to child care, social care and trainee nurses spend time in our school, working alongside staff to better understand the needs of our pupils when encountered in their own profession. This has proved highly successful in supporting our colleagues to provide the best possible care for similar young people. In addition to this we also provide work experience placements to many secondary pupils from across Newham.

Teacher Training Students

JFK Special school works collaboratively with ITT providers by offering placements for their trainee teachers. We provide a first class environment for the next generation of teachers, a number of whom that have successfully gone on to become permanent members of staff here at JFK.