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  • Norton Free Church of England Primary School
    Matthews Lane
    South Yorkshire
    S8 8JS
  • Head: Mrs Hazel Bell
  • T 0114 274 5873
  • F 01142 745 873
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sheffield
  • Pupils: 214
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 10th November 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st November 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Norton Free C. of E. School works closely with Sheffield LEA’s Learning Support Service to provide for the needs of all the children in its care. Additional LEA educational services, including the Psychological Service, Behaviour Support Team and Autism Team, are contacted and involved when appropriate. Additionally, N.H.S. services, such as those for speech and language therapy as well as psychiatry, work closely with the school to address specialised needs of individual children. Such a collaborative approach often involves specialist training, including that of teaching assistants. The school is fortunate to have an enthusiastic staff who are capable of delivering such programmes. In 2006/2007 there are 5 children (out of 214 in total) with a Statement for Special Needs, each receiving additional one-to-one support for between 9 and 20 hours. Termly review meetings are organised by the school’s SENCo to assess each child’s progress and plan future individual targets. These are attended by the class teacher, SENCo. and allocated teaching assistant. Parents are also invited to these meetings and their uptake of this opportunity is high. The Diocesan Inspection, in June 2006, noted that, 'Teachers …know the pupils well and are alert to their educational, physical and emotional needs.' Norton Free C. of E. School is also proud that the accompanying Ofsted Inspection recognised that, 'Pupils enjoy coming to this friendly and caring school, and their personal development and attendance are good.'

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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