Durham Newton Hall Infants' School

Newton Hall Infants’ School provide a caring and secure place to learn in their bright, stimulating and motivating environment.

We are a happy and thriving Infants’ school for children aged 4 to 7 years. We currently have 6 classes. In addition to the creative and well-qualified teaching staff, we have excellent teaching assistants who work across the school supporting and enhancing children’s learning. All of our staff are dedicated to providing pupils with quality learning opportunities. Additional support staff in school take immense pride in their work and in doing the best job they can to support the school.

We are very proud of our successes – the excellent relationships we have with families and friends within the community and of the governors, staff and children who work hard to make the school a happy place where children can learn together in friendship.

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs Lynne Frazer
Contact position
Acting Headteacher
Telephone
0191 386 1203
E-mail
newtonhall@durhamlearning.net
Website
www.durhamnewtonhall.durham.sch.uk

Where to go

Name
Newton Hall Infants' School
Address
Langley Road
Newton Hall
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH1 5LP

Other details

Referral required?
No
Related links
Ofsted reports

Local Offer

Local Offer description

At Newton Hall Infants’ School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

 

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SEND at Newton Hall

How do you identify Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

All pupils in school receive quality first teaching. This means that a range of teaching and learning styles are used and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs.

All classes have some support by teaching assistants and pupils are also offered additional one to one tuition, small group work or catch up programmes where needed.

You would normally be informed about your child’s general progress and targets through twice yearly Parent’s Evenings and annual report.

If a child continues to have difficulty after intervention or has a high level of difficulty when they join us, they may be considered to have special educational needs (SEN) and placed on the SEND register. You will be informed of this.

How will you support my child with their special educational needs and disability?

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

The class teacher will meet with parents at regular points during the year to discuss your child’s needs, support and progress. We offer an open door policy where you are welcome at any time to make an appointment to speak with the teacher or the SENCO to discuss how your child is getting on. We offer advice and practical ways to help your child at home.

Your child may have a Support Plan or a Provision Map in place and therefore targets are set, with the expectation that the child will reach the target by the time it is reviewed. If your child has complex SEND, they have an Education Health Care Plan which means that a formal annual review will take place to discuss your child’s progress and a report will be written.

All pupils with additional needs are able to access support in school. The staff are experienced in supporting children with a range of needs.

When children continue to have difficulties, despite a lot of support in school, we will also ask for help for children from other support services as well. This might include the Educational Psychology Service, CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Service), Health services, or specialist teachers.

How will you make sure my child's education meet their needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

We recognise that children are at different levels in their learning and learn in different ways and deliver an inclusive learning curriculum in order to engage and interest all pupils. We offer small group support and individual support when needed in the main class.

Intervention programmes are also ran.

  • Delivery of a speech and language programme by a T.A.
  • Getting Along
  • Letters and Sounds

How will we know my child is progressing?

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We understand that children learn in different ways and at different speeds so we closely monitor progress through regular support meetings. You are invited to meet with the class teacher, on a termly basis, to discuss progress.

How will you support my child's overall wellbeing?

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall wellbeing?

We believe in supporting all aspects of a child’s life, including their social and emotional development, to ensure their successful learning and progress. We offer a variety of support for pupils who may need support with their social and emotional development such as: assemblies, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) Curriculum, after school clubs, School Council and Getting Along Training.

We adhere to a clear structured behaviour policy, offering a safe, caring environment where all children thrive. Clear safeguarding procedures and policies also exist.

What specialist services and expertise is available at or accessed by the staff?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

There are many services available to offer specialist advice and support. Please see the website for more information.

How are staff trained regarding SEND?

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

We receive training regarding effective strategies that could be used to support children with special educational needs. Many staff have also attended more specific training. Please see the school website for more information.

What activities outside the classroom will there be?

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Activities and school trips are available to all. Risk assessments are carried out and procedures are put in place to enable all children to participate.

 

 

How will you support my child's needs?

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our Accessibility Plan is regularly updated and reviewed. We are happy to discuss individual access requirements.

My child is going to be starting or leaving soon, how will you help them?

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We have excellent links with a number of local nursery provisions and with local junior schools. We support children at every stage of their school career and plan for the transition from nursery and to junior school to be as smooth and as worry-free as possible.

What support can I expect for my child?

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

Individual programmes of support are also appropriate for pupils. The frequency of the support your child receives will depend upon their level of need.

 

 

How will I be involved in my child's education?

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. You will be involved throughout the process. You are invited to contribute through a number of means, including open evenings and afternoons, our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Parent Governor Representatives.

Disclaimer

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