M.O.V.E® .: Mobility Opportunities via Education

What is MOVE?               MOVE  helps children with physical disabilities acquire increased independence in sitting, standing, and walking - to experience, learn and gain more mobility, better health and enhanced personal dignity.  MOVE produces results through hard work, repetition and dedication.

The MOVE programme was introduced to the school in 1999.  We aim to have all staff trained as movement educators.   Individual MOVE programmes are designed by our transdisciplinary team for any student who is not independent in their mobility.

 MOVE is..
• a philosophy
• functional, useful, measurable progress for setting goal
• team work - 'it takes a team to move'
• a programmes that offers assistance for people with a singular disability to complex disabilities
• a programme that changes ways of thinking and changes attitudes
• a structured programme based on assessment and accountability
• a way of developing skills beyond the highest skills the student already has
• a way of life used throughout the day, used anywhere in an activity
• underpins the school curriculum and activities, rather than be a timetabled period of teaching and learning. Throughout the day students naturally practice specific motor skills whilst engaged in age appropriate educational or leisure activities
• cost -efficient and effective


Sir Keith Park School is a designated MOVE model site. A MOVE Model Site is an example of MOVE in operation. Parents, teachers, therapists, administrators or anyone else can visit a MOVE Model Site to observe the students using MOVE programmes, talk to staff and ask questions, and learn how to introduce MOVE in their own home / school / community facility.