Special Educational Needs Provision at Newton Hill Community School

Central to the community of Newton Hill, our fully inclusive school provides a safe, healthy and happy environment for every child to fulfil their potential. Supportive parents, staff and governors embrace the creative, innovative and diverse curriculum which promotes successful, confident and responsible individuals.
We aim to enable all our children to have access to as broad and balanced a curriculum as possible. Work in all subject areas is differentiated to enable all children to succeed and make progress from their own starting point. All members of the teaching staff consider themselves to be Special Needs Teachers. Children and adults alike value each other, whatever their abilities or disabilities
We believe that all children are entitled to an appropriate broad and balanced education. We give our children, including those with SEN, the skills that will enable them to be fully included in the life of the school. It is our belief that the inclusion of SEN children brings benefits to everyone. All children can learn from one another and are valued, regardless of ability or disability.
We aim, through inclusion, to promote respect and understanding for all pupils regardless of ability or disability. We expect that all our children will benefit from a policy of inclusion; that children will realise that there are others with special needs different to their own and that these children are equal members of our school. Conversely we consider it important that all our pupils (including those with special educational needs) feel themselves to be equal members of our school. We encourage all the children to have high aspirations for themselves and to have pride in their achievements. This is reinforced by private recognition and public celebration of achievements. Integration is achieved practically by differentiation in the classroom, by specific arrangements for individual children at playtimes, mealtimes and when moving around school. There is a whole school response towards children's needs when appropriate.