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TEACHING & LEARNING

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CLASSES

At The Grange School, we utilise small class sizes in order to focus on building trusting relationships and providing each pupil with the individualised support they require.

By ensuring that each class has no more than 5 pupils and has the support of a teacher and teaching assistant, our pupils can overcome their barriers to learning and make accelerated progress.

Pupils are grouped based on a combination of their academic potential and their social and emotional needs, rather than their specific year group. This provides opportunities for pupils cultivate positive relationships with their peers and to develop the skills required to become confident and independent learners.

The school day begins and ends with tutor time in order that pupils have a consistent opportunity to prepare for the day and reflect on its successes.

Careers strategy

Careers education plays a vital role in the development of our pupils. We place great importance on the value of each pupil’s individual aspirations and strive to ensure that we can support each pupil to reach their goals.

All pupils will have access to a range of activities and learning opportunities throughout their curriculum offer to support their understanding of careers and identifying further aspirations. We develop a personalised careers programme which is based around their own goals, strengths, and aspirations, for our pupils when this is appropriate to do so.

Where possible, all pupils will be provided with encounters and opportunities tailored to their personalised goals. This will include experiences in workplaces, information sessions with employers, insights into higher education institutions and personal careers and development guidance.

Feedback from last Academic year

Philosophy on feedback

As part of our approach to reflective practice Phoenix Learning and Care recognise and embrace the importance of developing a culture of continual learning and development.  We welcome feedback on our achievements and the opportunity to share best practice, however we equally understand the importance of learning from our shortfalls. As such we welcome hearing about where we may have not lived up to our high standards and we truly value the opportunity to reflect and learn about areas that we need to develop further.

Within the last academic year we have received the following number of compliments and complaints.  

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COMPLIMENTS
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COMPLAINTS

If you would like to provide feedback to the school or wish to make us aware of a compliment or complaint then you can email the school direct.

Alternatively, you may contact our Operations Director for Education, Darren Jackson on: djackson@plcl.org.uk

We treat all concerns appropriately and all complaints are investigated thoroughly following our complaints policy and procedure which can be found within the Policies section of this website.  

REFERRALS

Our proprietors Phoenix Learning and Care, welcome enquiries for placements in any of our services.

Please call us on 03330 150331 or email referrals@plcl.org.uk

We will provide an initial response to all enquiries as soon as possible, advising the options available and indicative dates of admission.

The referrals team can discuss the local offer and where appropriate, put you in contact with the respective Registered Manager or Head Teacher to discuss the practical areas in greater detail.

The Young Person and/or Pupil are openly encouraged to visit along with parents, guardians or Social Workers to see if the placement is suitable.

Once the placement is confirmed, we work to ensure a smooth transition including the completion of required documentation.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

We work closely with our children/young people, their families and professionals to create bespoke programmes of learning for pupils, which are tailored to their educational and social and emotional needs, supporting them to achieve their full potential. This means that we deliver a personalised curriculum, which, where possible, acknowledges the national curriculum and meets the individual needs of our pupils, whilst also supporting them to meet the outcomes identified in their EHCPs.

To achieve this, every pupil has an individual education plan which identifies their areas of need and how we can best address them, both in terms of staff approach and the curriculum that they are provided.  Our goal is to provide access to the best academic outcomes possible as well as preparing our pupils for adulthood and the next stage of their education by equipping them with the skills required to achieve personal success.