Newbridge School

and Special Educational Needs services

Introduction

Newbridge School is an all phase Special School based on two campuses and graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in both 2010 and 2013. The school is continually developing and improving to meet the challenges of special needs education in the 21st Century

Our vision for the school is to:

  • Regularly consult the children and young people, staff, parents, and governors about school life.
  • Develop independence in the children and young people and provide a wide range of opportunities for effective learning and social interaction.
  • Be a secure, stimulating and happy school where pupils and staff can learn together.
  • Promote and develop inclusion throughout the school, with mainstream partners and in the local community.
  • Be a school that other schools will want to learn from and where new ideas are welcomed.
  • Develop the roles of all staff.

The curriculum we offer to our pupils and students throughout their time at the school is designed to; -

  • develop communication skills that will enable them to understand the language around them and express their needs, feelings and attitudes.
  • teach practical skills to enable them to care for their personal needs and become as independent as possible.
  • promote appropriate behaviour so they can participate in a wide range of situations.
  • help them to develop use of their senses and physical abilities.
  • provide opportunities and experiences to help them develop leisure skills to participate in the life of the local community and prepare for life after school.

The curriculum is broad and includes the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum and other areas of learning as appropriate to the age and needs of the pupils. Our provision for students between the ages of 14 and 19 has an emphasis on the development of life skills and offers the opportunity to nparticipate in an accredited course of study. (ASDAN).

Some of our pupils have the opportunity to have an inclusion link in a mainstream school on a regular basis.

In partnership with other organisations, we offer a programme of after school clubs and holiday activities for groups of pupils over the course of the school year.

We work in close partnership with Redbridge Children’s Trust to ensure we can achieve the outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters'. The Trust provides a range of services, crucial to the development, education and well being of the children and young people attending the school. These services include physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, nursing and medical services and social work support.

Special Educational Needs Policy