What can we offer pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at Grange?
At Grange we can offer Additionally Resourced Provision for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years with identified physical and medical difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The Local Authority fund 16 planned places for pupils with physical and medical difficulties or ASD within the mainstream environment. We have full disabled access, a physiotherapy/sensory room, disabled bathrooms and lifting equipment.
At Grange we believe that if we can put early intervention in place it will give our children increased life chances. Our Early Years provision can offer accessibility for children who have mobility and/or physical and medical needs. Early Years staff are experienced in working with children who have multiple needs. Some staff have expertise in speech and language screening and working with children with communication difficulties. We are well resourced with multi sensory equipment.
We also offer nursery places to two year olds, who meet the eligibility criteria for the funded places offered by the government, in order to give children a good start to their social, communication, language and physical development.
What we offer children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is different for every child. Additional provision depends on the needs of the individual child and is planned by the relevant Grange staff members working together with the child, the child’s family and, when necessary, colleagues from specialist outside agencies, such as the Speech and Language Therapist or Educational Psychologist. We also work closely with Springwell Special School drawing upon the specialist expertise they can offer.