The following information is aimed at giving you an insight into the life and work of Newfield School. It is hoped that it will provide initial answers to some of the questions that you may wish to ask and will guide you to further sources of information you may need.
The web site 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. If you require any further information or would like an informal talk or visit, please feel free to contact the school. You are very welcome to come and meet the pupils and staff at work.
Newfield School is a multi-faith school maintained by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council that provides high quality specialist education for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of our pupils and students who have a wide range of learning needs, including autism, complex medical needs and sensory impairments. We 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.
On the yellow information area of our website you will find a wealth of general information that is relevent to all areas of school.
Our blue section is dedicated to our school for autism @ Newfield and contains everything you need to know about this part of the family.
The red area of the site has all the information about our main school for children and young people with SEND.
Many of our children here at Newfield find it difficult to process everyday information properly. This can interfere with their learning, communication and general well being.
Published: 23 January 2019
Today we had our first school council meeting of 2019. We discussed things that we are hoping to participate in during this next part of the school year. We also updated our RRSA whole school charters…
Published: 18 January 2019
This afternoon the RRSA Steering Group met for the first time in 2019 and we were very pleased to welcome a couple of guests to learn about how we work with UNICEF to promote Children’s Rights in school. Former head teacher Shazia joined us, along with one of student teachers from the University of Cumbria, Olivia. We talked about what events…
Published: 14 January 2019
Day trips and outings can often prove difficult for young people and adults with Autism. However, in more recent years a greater awareness has meant that many venues have developed strategies to become more inclusive.
Published: 16 January 2019