Main School

This section of the website contains information about our Main school, which caters for children and young people aged 2 to 19 with a wide range of learning needs, complex medical and healthcare needs and sensory impairments.

We pride ourselves on meeting our children and young people’s needs to a high standard and achieve this in partnership with families and carers, providing advice and support, as we feel this is imperative.

We promote a multi-disciplinary approach to the pupils’ education and care that includes a full-time health care team - physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists supporting, and working collaboratively with, a highly qualified and dedicated staff. We also liaise extensively with outside agencies to ensure all aspects of well-being for our children and young people’s lives are met.

Here you will find information about the specilist facilities and approaches that we implement to work with our very special people!

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Curriculum, Assessment & Accreditation

Our broad, rich curriculum is tailored to each individual to ensure that high expectations are achieved.

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Communication

Supporting all pupils to find and develop a means of effectively communicating with others is a core focus of our work at Newfield.

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Teaching Approaches

A wide range of sensory teaching approaches are used to support children and young people to engage with learning by enriching the curriculum to make it more accessible.

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Physical Development

Working with therapists to enable our children to unlock and maximise their physical potential, we strive to create independent individuals.

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Environment & Facilities

Newfield is a purpose built special school housing many specialist features to enhance the curriculum and provide a wonderful learning environment for our children and young people.

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Sensory Needs

Working with specialists we ensure that any sensory impairment is addressed and offer all pupils a diverse sensory experience to assist them to use their senses to open up to the world around us.

‘Adults’ consistent approach to the meeting of pupils’ specific needs is a result of effective communication between teachers, support staff and specialist staff such as the medical team’. Ofsted, 2016

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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