We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of all children in our care, including those who are most vulnerable or challenging. These groups of students are a major priority and we work closely with parents/carers in helping to raise their children’s self esteem, resilience and subsequent achievement and attainment.
We have a comprehensive support programme and our policy is available below.
For the full Send policy please click this link.
SENCO – Tracey Allport
Inclusion Co-ordinator – Jayne Freeman
The Outwood Academy Newbold Autism Resource Centre (ARC) works with 14 students aged from 11-16 who have a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Students will access mainstream lessons for the maximum time that they are able. They will be supported in a number of ways:
-In class support from a Teaching Assistant
-Specific work on areas of difficulty, either individually or in small groups
-Given a quiet place to be at lunchtimes or break times
-Support in developing friendships
-Support in developing independence and life skills
-Support with homework
-Extra support in areas of the curriculum where they have specific difficulties
All Young people with ASD should be equipped with the confidence, independence and skills to lead a happy successful life within society
To provide an appropriate individual curriculum for each student that prepares them with the social skills, life skills and education to lead a happy successful life within society
-Whole team working together for our students
-Respect student individuality
-Open, respectful, supportive and trustful relationships
-Empathy and understanding
-To address the specific difficulties associated with ASD and to differentiate the curriculum to accommodate these individual needs
-To provide a warm, supportive and happy environment to enable each student to develop their full potential.
-To teach skills which will enable each student to achieve living as independent a life as possible.
-To provide structures and routines which facilitate the teaching of strategies that enable each student to manage their own emotions and their personal and social development.
-To help each student to acquire those attitudes, beliefs and behaviours necessary to be a fully participating member of family, school and community life.
-We believe in partnership with parents and every effort will be made to ensure that close contact is maintained with home and that communication is a two way process.
Admissions are made through Derbyshire Local Authority. They use the following essential admission criteria:
-Student has a diagnosis of ASD from a Psychologist or doctor
-Student has a statement of Special Educational Needs
-Student is in KS3 or 4
In addition the student will present a range of the following:
-Exhibit anxiety levels such that they regularly have to leave a classroom
-Have specific areas of difficulty that fall below the usual in a mainstream school
-Be unable to access certain curricular areas even with support
-Need specific interventions such as social skills programmes
-Have patterns of behaviour that would regularly disrupt a mainstream classroom
For further information please contact:
Mrs Jayne Freeman at Outwood Academy Newbold
01246 230 550