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The Vision:

Newman House is the centre of support for all students with Additional Educational Needs. It is responsible for providing targeted intervention alongside information and strategies of support to teaching staff, thereby ensuring that all students are included and achieve in mainstream setting.

The Faculty:

Within Newman House we have three main features; firstly, we accommodate the Student Support Centre where Learning Mentors provide additional support for students to help promote academic progress. We also house the SEN Department, where students are withdrawn in small groups to focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills and are given one to one support as part of their Individual Education Plans. Our Speech and Language Therapist also delivers specialist support on language and communication within this area. And finally we have our classroom for students who have English as an Additional Language where small group teaching helps to develop students' verbal and written communication.

The Curriculum:

The impact of all our targeted support strategies is consistently evaluated. This includes tracking academic progress of all SEN, EAL and vulnerable students alongside measuring the impact that learning mentors and SEN teachers have on our small withdrawal groups. The faculty also has a SEN Administrator to ensure that all paper work is carefully organised and that EHCPs are effectively managed. Newman is a special, welcoming and inclusive learning environment which promotes academic progress within a nurturing base; in our last OFTSED visit in 2013 the effectiveness our care, guidance and support was deemed to be Outstanding.