School for Autism @ Newfield

Welcome to our information pages about the School for Autism.

This specialist facility has been designed to meet the needs of learners on the autism spectrum. As part of Newfield School we share all of the same values, policies and dedication to promoting the very best outcomes for our learners.

These information pages are intended to give you an overview about some of the specialist approaches and strategies that are used throughout the School for Autism. If you would like to find out more please give us a call for a discussion or to arrange a visit.

Vicki Clements

Deputy Head Teacher (School for Autism)

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Curriculum, Assessment & Accreditation

At the School for Autism @ Newfield the curriculum and assessment is tailored to meet the needs of learners on the autism spectrum addressing the core autism needs.

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Communication

Embedding meaningful communication opportunities across the curriculum is at the heart of our approach at the School for Autism @ Newfield

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Teaching Approaches

An eclectic range of teaching approaches is used at the School for Autism @ Newfield to support learners in making the curriculum more accessible and enhancing communication opportunities.

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Environment & Faciliites

Our purpose built School for Autism @ Newfield is a state of the art facility with many design features providing an ‘autism friendly’ learning environment

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Sensory Needs

Sensory processing difficulties can provide a challenge for learners on the autism spectrum. Find out here how we approach supporting our learners in this area

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Autism News

What is happening in the world of autism locally, nationally and around the globe.

The school holds National Autistic Society Accreditation

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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Safeguarding

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Geoff Fitzpatrick, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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