The Grange Therapeutic School is a living-learning environment with Pastoral Support provision. Our Pastoral Team consists of staff trained and experienced in person-centred counselling approaches, care and social work, education and especially working with children and young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties like autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders as well as depression, bereavement and many others.
Within the team there are two dedicated Pastoral Care Workers and a recently appointed Manager of Pupils Support Services. The Pastoral Care Workers primary focus is to support and influence the 'learning climate' of the school day. They are front line interventionalists working with pupils experiencing problems. They pass information to their professional colleagues to ensure that communication channels are maintained across the disciplines. They have the responsibility for monitoring all and the recording of incidents throughout the educational day.
The Manager of the Pupils Support Services is responsible for:
- Supporting the minority of pupils who experience difficulties in making behavioural progress
- Integrating education, care and particularly therapy input into individualised or intervention to support the small numbers of pupils struggling to progress
- Linking the work of the school with Parents, Carers, Local Authorities, Youth Offending Services and any other relevant professionals
- The analysis of physical interventions and incidents to identify trends and patterns the school may need to address. This is effectively working with individual young people and the whole school population.