An on-site team of
professional therapists


Our onsite multi disciplinary team consists of an Occupational Therapist, a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and an Assistant Psychologist. The work of this team seamlessly supports every aspect of the education and intervention at Kestrel House. Within the first six weeks after a pupil is placed at Kestrel House, the MDT each carry out detailed observations and assessments. The MDT then meet with classroom staff who have carried out educational baseline assessments and together IEPs and behaviour support plans will be agreed and drawn up and these will then be continuously reviewed, monitored and updated.

”You just couldn’t ask for a better MDT team. What used to be major meltdowns for my son are now just minor wobbles. I have to pinch myself to believe what they’ve achieved for him.” (Parent)


Chelsea Hutchinson-McKay – Speech & Language Therapist

  • Undergraduate Degree from University of Hertfordshire in Linguistics
  • Studied Speech and Language Therapy as a Post Graduate at City University, London
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, HPC registered, Member of ASD SIG, Early Bird Plus Licence
  • Has over 7 years of experience working with children with Autism and Special Needs
  • Has been working as Speech and Language Therapist at Kestrel House since September 2014


Anne Wagner – Assistant Psychologist

  • PhD in Psychology University of Lyon (France) and PhD in Education from University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada)
  • Graduate member of the British Psychology Society
  • Started working at Kestrel House School in November 2016


Laura Borrows – Music Therapist

  • Undergraduate degree in Music from Leeds College of Music
  • Masters in Music Therapy at Nordoff Robbins
  • Member of the British Association of Music Therapy, HCPC registered
  • Experience working with children and young people with autism and learning difficulties
  • Has been working as a Music Therapist at Kestrel House School since September 2014