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  • Newsome High School and Sports College
    Castle Avenue
    West Yorkshire
    HD4 6JN
  • Head: Mr Paul Gittins
  • T 01484 516712
  • F 01484 226572
  • E office.newsome…
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kirklees
  • Pupils: 598
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 27th April 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 19th March 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Newsome has 2 resourced provisions within the mainstream school. We have the Kirklees Resourced Provision for pupils with hearing impairments and also the Resourced Provision for pupils with physical disabilities. All these pupils are fully included within the school. Hearing Impaired pupils are taught along side their peers, benefiting from teachers of the deaf and educational communicators. They also have some 'base time' to allow them to consolidate learning from other subjects. Newsome also caters for other pupils with SEN. In total we have approximately 70 statemented pupils. At the last Ofsted (January '05), the overall provision for all pupils with SEN was rated as very good. All pupils are taught in mainstream classes for the majority of lessons with work being differentiated to meet their needs. We have a large team of committed, experienced support assistants who assist pupils in lesson and also extra- curricular activities.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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