The aim of the ARC is to help raise self-esteem and confidence in order that every child has access to the learning environment, social aspects of school life and is able to participate within the wider school community. Each child should be given the opportunities to reach their optimum personal growth and academic development during their time at Grainville School. The ARC implements a person-centred approach that supports individuality, fosters a sense of belonging and celebrates diversity.
Students accessing the ARC are allocated key workers who provide support at range of levels required to meet individual student need. Keyworkers build close working relationships with parents and carers to regularly discuss individual progress and celebrate daily achievements. Regular communication encourages discussion and deal with any concerns raised before they grow into problems.
The ARC team is comprised of specialist staff, all qualified and experienced in supporting students on the autism spectrum. They are trained to be flexible practitioners and adapt the learning environment to cater for a variety of learning styles and needs.
The pastoral care which is at the heart of the centre enables young people to form friendship groups that help to promote both personal and emotional well-being. In-class support is tailored and differentiated to meet the needs of each student and offered in a way that does not single any child out. In addition the ARC provides positive social support during unstructured times such as break and lunch for those who prefer to be in a quieter low-arousal environment. Students can opt to join in games that are organised by staff or Peer Support, or have time to relax in preparation for their next lesson. The ARC also provides opportunities to learn new skills and offers guidance on how to transfer those skills from one setting to another.
Should you require any further information please contact Mrs Steel on 822928 or email@example.com
Meet the Team
|Mrs Jane Steel – ARC Manager
|Mrs Carolyn Pygott – Team Leader|
|Mrs Dianne Romeril – Lead Keyworker