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.
This week classes have been getting crafty and making artwork and crafty things based around Halloween, which falls during the half term break. Class 5 have been exploring the smell and feel of pumpkins - lots of slimy insides and seeds to deal with when making a jock o’lantern! They have also used their hands to make skeleton hand prints, and their feet to make scary ghosts…
Published: 23 October 2020
This morning we held our half termly staff Wellbeing Breakfast - but as with many things at the moment it was different due to COVID! Staff could not come together to enjoy breakfast and a chat with colleagues before the school day, but they weer able to put in an order and collect a breakfast treat, to enjoy before the children arrived. Linsey, Laura, Lois and Helen prepared the toasted treats…
Published: 22 October 2020
This afternoon we held our first Steering Group meeting for 2020-21 for the Rights Respecting School Award. We were very pleased to have a number fo staff and children in school, some staff and children on MS Team, members of staff, the nursing team and former pupil Adam, all also joining virtually on MS Teams - so it was a new way of meeting, but… ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’ - as they say…
Published: 12 October 2020
Halloween is just around the corner and although it may look a little different this year, it will still be lots of fun for all the family.
Published: 20 October 2020