At Eastwood Grange School, we take great pride in the services that we provide to children and young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs and a range of additional needs. Our aim is to always make a difference to their lives and enable them to achieve the best possible outcomes.
We are delighted to introduce you to our latest case studies, showcasing a selection of the many success stories at Eastwood Grange School.
Oliver* is 14 years old and has a complex variety of mental health, social and emotional needs. Following Oliver’s arrival at Eastwood Grange School, we carried out an assessment to determine how much he currently undertakes personal hygiene responsibilities and found that he doesn’t:
• Brush his teeth with regularity - he doesn’t like the taste of mint
• Wash his hands after using the toilet - he doesn’t like the feel of soap and water
• Use deodorant - he doesn’t like the odour
• Wash his hair or face - he doesn’t like the feel of soap and water
From first working with Oliver, it was clear that he presented difficulties in both communicating and expressing his emotions. The school made a referral to access Early Help and for him to gain Child in Need status.
The aim of this intervention was to find strategies for Oliver to settle on-site and in class, and also to foster a working 1:1 relationship with his Teaching Assistant (TA), with the assistance of our Positive Behaviour Managers (PBM).