Special Announcement

Eid Mubarak Wishing our pupils, families and staff a very joyful Eid al-Adha celebrating at home. We look forward to celebrating in school with you on Tuesday.

A warm welcome to visitors of our website from pupils & staff at Newfield School.

The website is in a number of sections covering most aspects of school life and should give you a flavour of what is available at the school.

Our school is at the heart of the local community providing education, experiences and opportunities for children aged 4-19.

We consider ourselves one big happy Newfield Family. We believe what makes us unique is the expert way in which we create a needs-led provision matched to each pupil’s key learning needs.

We pride ourselves on providing a set of learning experiences across a child’s time with us which places the needs and the abilities of the learners at the heart of provision and planning. It is based on outcomes we want the pupils to achieve at each key stage of their learning journey.

We allow our children to lead the learning at each key step of their journey, and our common principle throughout is to think about how we can help them achieve the maximum independence and meaningful skills for life beyond the classroom across each stage of their learning journey and in preparation for adulthood.

We achieve this by applying the principle of never doing anything for a child that they can, could or should do for themselves.

Every day our pupils amaze us with what they achieve, and we ensure we set our expectations high for all of them. To us there is no such phrase as ‘I can’t’ - we just say ‘You can’t yet… so let’s find a way together’. As a result of this attitude our students make progress beyond expectations.

We believe the key to our success lies in the fantastic knowledge, passion and commitment of the experienced staff team. Nothing happens in isolation and everyone’s contribution is valued. Our knowledge of each pupil’s needs and focus on developing learning shines through all we do.

This team approach extends to our families and other agencies, so we can agree on the most effective ways to support our pupils to reach their potential. In its truest sense we work using a team around the child and family approach.

As the Headteacher I feel incredibly proud of what we achieve together. Our pupils are an inspiration to us all, and enrich our lives daily.

If you would like to arrange a visit to school, or would like any information not included on this website please do not hesitate to contact the school.

With very best wishes,

Rachel Kay

Headteacher

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 19th Jun 2024

9:00 am

Blackburn Market Stall

Wednesday, 26th Jun 2024

10:00 am

Art Exhibition

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This section of the website contains information about the range of specific needs of our children and how we support them to learn and make progress, including our teaching approaches, environment and facilities.

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Our blue section is dedicated to everything you need to know about our curriculum.

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Shadsworth Road
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2HR

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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 Rachel Kay, 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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