Grange Academy has recently been accredited with the Dyslexia Friendly School Bronze Award!
The journey towards Bronze Accreditation involved:
The first step in the journey was to form a staff working group.
In addition, all departments will now have their own dyslexia friendly resource kit (Coates Box) and additional literacy resources.
Grange Academy has excellent links with its associate primary schools in the Grange Education Group. The process of transition for learners with additional support needs begins in Primary 6 with the Principal Teacher of Additional Support Needs attending an initial transition meeting and any subsequent planning meetings (where relevant) for pupils with additional needs. A second formal transition meeting is held during Primary 7 with the Depute Head Teacher with responsibility for the new S1 also attending, to discuss provision and strategies to enable a smooth transition.
At any other time the pupil could be identified as having problems through:
For those pupils who are identified as having difficulties, the assessment process is illustrated below. More detailed information on the assessment process is available in East Ayrshire Council Standard Circular 102
Click here to view the Grange Academy Dyslexia Friendly Schools Policy