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  • Beech Hill Primary School
    Linhope Road
    West Denton
    Tyne and Wear
    NE5 2LW
  • Head: Dame Nicola Nelson
  • T 0191 267 8113
  • F 0191 264 1240
  • E admin@beechhil…
  • W www.beechhill.…
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Pupils: 419
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th September 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 25th January 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Beech Hill Primary School is an outstanding school, led by National School Leader Nicola Nelson-Taylor. We pride ourselves in being a significant place within the local community, in which pupils, parents, friends, businesses and agencies alike, can come together and build links with each other for the benefit of the children and families we serve. With these values in mind, our vision is to provide each child with the skills, self belief and drive they need to aim high in life.

I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school.

Nicola Nelson-Taylor Executive Head Teacher

What we think about our school: Beech Hill Primary is an outstanding school, where we make more and more progress every year. Our lessons are always fun and we never fail to learn something interesting from them. Teachers at Beech Hill are highly skilled and help us with what ever we need to learn and make progress.

To make sure our voice is heard we have a 'School Council', 'House Captains', 'Pr...efects', as well as a 'Head Boy' and 'Head Girl'. All these people have an important role in ensuring we all feel safe, happy and included.

We have a large selecton of clubs that we can attend either at lunctime or after school. What is more, you can also come to our free breakfast club or after school care club called 'Kangeroo Club'. We have a wide range of outdoor facilities that everyone can use and enjoy such as the 'trim track', 'climbing frame', 'wildlife garden' and our school pets; 'the chickens'!

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
(Created by Head Boy and Head Girl).
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Special Education Needs

We have a range of programmes to support a number of children with varied SEN. Those with semantic/pragmatic disorder use the Language Gap programme to support abstract and concrete concepts and a Speaking & Listening Programme of work from SENTASS. For pupils with ADD, ADHD and emotional difficulties we have a classroom management policy, BIP room and human resources and operate special time in BIP room and a reward system Jolly Phonics, Progression in Phonics activities, Janie Tapster books, Animated Alphabet, ALS software programme, Breakthrough to Literacy folders, B-square extra literacy and numeracy programme, and extra human resources help to support differentiated work for those with moderate/severe learning difficulties. Those with profound or multiple learning difficulties have: SENTASS support, Animated Alphabet, Star Spell and many other software programmes including number and word shark. Some pupils have individual physical programmes from occupational therapists and speech programmes from the speech and language team in Newcastle. Visual and hearing impaired children are supported via SENTASS and 'B-square, Thinking Skills' programmes. Those with Dyspraxia use the 'write from start' programme, have visual perception support and an exercise programme from SENTASS to support motor-co-ordination as well as classroom environment support. For those with dyslexia the 'Phame' programme, additional human support, Beat Dyslexia books 1-4, environment awareness support, classroom management, Brain gym and access to water in every session are the key tools.

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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