Newman House is the centre of support for all students with Additional Educational Needs. It is responsible for providing targeted intervention alongside information and strategies of support to teaching staff, thereby ensuring that all students are included and achieve in mainstream setting.
Within Newman House we have three main features; firstly, we accommodate the Student Support Centre where Learning Mentors provide additional support for students to help promote academic progress. We also house the SEN Department, where students are withdrawn in small groups to focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills and are given one to one support as part of their Individual Education Plans. Our Speech and Language Therapist also delivers specialist support on language and communication within this area. And finally we have our classroom for students who have English as an Additional Language where small group teaching helps to develop students' verbal and written communication.
Newman is a special, welcoming and inclusive learning environment which promotes academic progress within a nuturing base; in our last OFSTED visit in 2018 the effectiveness of our care, guidance and support was deemed to be Outstanding and the Leadership and management of the support for pupils who have special education needs (SEN) and / or disabilities are exceptionally strong.