Grange Academy has recently been accredited with the Dyslexia Friendly School Bronze Award!

The journey towards Bronze Accreditation involved:

  •  · Training and awareness raising for staff/pupils and parent/carers

  • · Identifying and building upon current good practice

  • · Staff awareness raising of how to identify and support literacy difficulties

  • · Partnership working with pupils/parents

Grange Academy

The first step in the journey was to form a staff working group.

We established a Pupil Steering Group

Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms

In addition, all departments will now have their own dyslexia friendly resource kit (Coates Box) and additional literacy resources.

Transition, Early identification and Intervention and Assessment

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:

  • Class Teachers

  • Parents / Carers

  • Guidance Teachers

  • Classroom Assistants

  • Self-Referral (the pupil)

  • Medical / Psychological Services Social Work Services

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

The Grange Academy Dyslexia Friendly Schools Policy

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Dyslexia Friendly Schools

Grange Academy