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 believe the key to our success lies in the fantastic knowledge, passion and commitment of our experienced staff team. Nothing happens in isolation and everyone’s contribution is valued.
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,
On the yellow information area of our website you will find a wealth of general information that is relevent to all areas of school.
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.
Our blue section is dedicated to everything you need to know about our curriculum.
Latest News From Our Blog
Explorers Nativity 2023
This morning our youngest pupils performed in ‘A Wiggly Nativity’ for an audience of very proud family members - mums, dad, aunties, grand parents, siblings - along with our equally proud senior leadership team and chair of governors Sara Barr-Frost. Our host for the morning was Katrina, who is our Explorers lead and who had directed…
Published: 05 December 2023
Christmas Fair 2023
Well it may only be the 1st of December, but we held our annual Christmas Fair this morning, the snowflakes are on the website and there is a chill in the air… so the festive season has well and truly begun! We were delighted to welcome so many families, friends and former Newfield students and staff to join in the festivities. We also had the BwD Deputy Mayor, Sylvia Liddle who joined us for the morning. The school has once again been transformed by our beautiful tree and there were lots of stalls, games and refreshments to keep everyone busy and to raise funds for school…
Published: 01 December 2023
Takeover Week 2023 - part IV
As our takeover week draws to a close, our young people have been continuing to develop their independence skills and enjoy taking on adult responsibilities. The weekly cafe took place this morning, with orders placed by staff, then prepared, delivered/served and then tidied up by our stars in TG2. They had made ‘school cake’ as this week’s special, along with the toast, bagels and drinks on offer. This week the TG2 boys have also been working with the premises team to…
Published: 24 November 2023