Saunders Class

Our Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Howard

HLTA: Mrs Mosey

Teaching Assistant: Miss Johnson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bruce

Teaching Assistant: Miss Head


Grove Road is extremely passionate about providing education for all, no matter what their need. We are lucky enough at Grove Road CP school to have an on-site Targeted Mainstream Provision for children with significant Communication and Interaction needs. This is one of the first provisions of its kind in North Yorkshire. This is also the first specialist provision of this kind in Harrogate and the local area.

The aim of the space is to provide an inclusive education for up to 8 children to enable them to meet their own academic and social potential. Each child will have a personalised timetable and personalised learning in line with their mainstream class. This will be agreed with staff and parents and will depend on child's needs and adapt as the child develops.

The House is a small, separate building at the other side of the playground. The House is an inclusive space specifically designed and equipped to support children with a range of Communication needs. This can include children with a diagnosis of autism, speech and language difficulties or children who present with challenges in their social interactions.

The House lead teacher works closely alongside the SENCo and the mainstream class teachers to create individual programs to reflect their EHCP outcomes and to address any barriers to their learning within the mainstream class. Our aim is that children who have a place in The House will be equally supported to be a fully-integrated members of their mainstream class and our Grove Road community.


The House is situated at the far side of the school playground and comprises of two main class spaces (EYFS/KS1 and KS2), a few smaller work spaces, a sensory room, a computer room, a meeting room and a small safe outdoor space, plus access the main school playground. The House also has its own entrance, to ensure that children can arrive and leave safe and happy without feeling overwhelmed.

The space has a lead teacher and highly skilled support staff who provide personalised, specific teaching within the space and support in the mainstream classes to ensure continuity and consistency of provision. All members of staff are highly skilled at working with children with a range of needs and classrooms are inclusive and adapted accordingly.

The Local Authority is responsible for allocating places within the Targeted Mainstream Provision (The House). This would usually occur as part of the annual review cycle for a child already with an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) or as part of the EHCAR (Education Health Care Assessment Request) statutory process.

If you have any queries and questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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