Staverton Road, Daventry NN11 4HW
Tel: 01327 705785
Head: Mrs Gaynor Yates
DSP Places: 10
The Grange School is a DSP setting for children age 4 to 11 who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs and a diagnosis of Autism.
Referrals for admission to the DSP are made through the Special Needs Assessment Panel (SNAP). The provision caters for children living primarily within Daventry and the South West of the county.
The aim of the DSP is to provide an education appropriate to the needs of each child, both in the DSP and in their mainstream class. DSP pupils have opportunities to be involved in one-to-one, small group and whole class activities with support in order to access a broad, balanced curriculum. The amount of time each pupil spends in the DSP depends upon his or her level of need, but we encourage each child to integrate as fully as possible into his or her class and school life in general.
The DSP is currently staffed by an experienced, full time teacher and three learning support assistants. All are experienced in working with children with special educational needs and have received specific training in the field of Autism. The DSP has two large class bases organised to include designated areas for individual work, group activities, play and social activities. They offer a quieter environment where children can work on the acquisition of specific skills. The classrooms are designed to enhance understanding of the environment and to enable the development of independence. There is a soft-play room within the provision which enables the pupils to engage in safe, physical play whilst encouraging motor and social skills. The outdoor play area provides for those children who require a “less busy” playground experience within a physical boundary.
DSP pupils also have all the facilities offered by The Grange School