- Heathfield Primary School
- Head: Mr Nick Blackburn
- T 01325 252144
- F 01325 252010
- E admin@heathfie…lington.sch.uk
- W www.heathfieldprimary.com
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Darlington
- Pupils: 492
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 14th February 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 31st January 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Heathfield is a school which prides itself on being fully inclusive. This inclusion is used to support high levels of achievement.
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Special Education Needs
Heathfield is a fully inclusive school which provides: high levels of support (13 TAs at present) allowing higher staff/pupil ratios than normal. We have a wealth of experience, gained over 15 years of inclusive practice, dealing with the inclusion of children who have: complex learning difficulties; problems with fine/ gross motor skills; speech and language difficulties, and emotional difficulties. We offer inclusive provision and wrap-around care for pupils from 3-11 years. Our facilities include three sets of assisted toilets to allow access in all parts of the school; and full access with ramped approaches for all external entrances and widened doors to playgrounds etc. We have: ongoing links with Beaumont Hill Special School for sharing expertise and advice; well developed assessment and pupil tracking; and high levels of achievement throughout the school which resulted in the highest added value in the LA in 2003-4. We offer: small group work and constant high levels of support; help with the development of gross and fine motor skills to deal with language difficulties; finely tuned programs of study to support personalized learning; and provision for the talented and gifted children, through small group support and dedicated teacher. There is a vibrant ethos of ‘I Can..’, which applies to all in the school.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||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|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|