At Newfield School we are dedicated to providing a rich and balanced curriculum that builds on each of our learner’s individual abilities and centres around them achieving the outcomes in their Education Health and Care Plans.
The holistic entirety of our curriculum offers experiential and sensory access to a range of themes and learning activities that focus on moving towards as independent, included and fulfilled adult life as possible.
Our curriculum is organised into pathways to promote each learner accessing a curriculum offer best suited to their needs.
At Newfield we believe that everything we do, and everything each learner experiences, must be useful and relevant for each stage of their learning journey and ultimately for their life outside school in their home and wider community. Throughout their journey with us learners are given opportunities to develop skills that will best prepare them for their next steps in learning.
The Explorers Pathway is for our youngest learners in school and covers Reception to Year 2. Learners experience an extended EYFS based provision including continuous provision, themed provision and targeted individual provision working on planned adult led activities linked to the children’s individual learning targets - opening up a world of learning.
Pre-Formal & Pathfinders
The Pre-Formal Pathway is based around 4 areas of learning - Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Physical & Sensory and Independence & Community. It offers an immersive, enriching sensory-based curriculum to build & develop skills via a thematic approach. Pathfinders take the next step by blending in the foundations for subject specific learning.
Semi-Formal & Formal
The Semi-Formal Pathway is organised around 6 areas of learning and is delivered via a thematic approach building subject specific learning in readiness for the next steps to a Formal Pathway.
The Post 16 Pathway focusses on the 4 areas of Preparation for Adulthood and provides learners a community-based learning offer that builds on the skills whilst developing readiness for adult life.
Assessment & Accreditation
Learner’s progress is assessed on an on-going basis using a range of assessment tools designed to help identify the crucial next steps in learning. Older students work towards externally validated accreditation.