Form Teacher: Mr Newall
with Learning Mentor support from Mr Heath and Miss Robinson
Within school, this is a self contained area where intense teaching, support and intervention can take place, utilising an alternative curriculum.
Pupils work not only with Mr Newall, form teacher, but with other specialist Newfield teachers and support staff to help them get back on track and to help them succeed in their learning and their education.
Staff work with teaching assistants, and other teachers in school to plan and deliver lessons that help our pupils both academically and socially.
In order to help raise the achievement of pupils so that more of them make outstanding progress from their different starting points, to the time they leave school, we strive to ensure our curriculum is well-matched to pupils’ present and future employability needs by increasing the range of accredited courses available in school or with partners.
With this in mind and in addition to the accredited courses in school, we have developed work placements and alternative provision with a range of providers, enabling our students to not only build their skills but resilience also. We are very proud of how our pupils respond to their individualised learning programmes.
A number of pupils are go to CAST North West as part of their alternative curriculum. The centre is based around using angling as a tool to develop respect and self-esteem and break down intergenerational barriers. CAST develop and deliver an education package which embeds literacy and numeracy around the sport of angling. This offers a safe environment in a beautiful, tranquil setting creating a relaxing and therapeutic environment for people of all disabilities to re-engage into education but also develop work based learning skills.
There are a number of pupils who attend Cornerstones, a number of times a week. Cornerstone Vocational Training is committed to working with young people 14 -19 years of age offering a range of vocational courses designed to develop confidence, self-esteem alongside vocational skills.
Cornerstone delivery model is designed to develop personal and social skills alongside vocational skills. Currently offering BTEC Level 2 qualifications in Construction and Sports and Leisure which are recognised by employers and the education sector.
Combining these elements allows us to produce a programme that meets the needs of the students of Newfield, providing them with the best opportunity to progress in to further training, education or employment.
Pupils who are attending Alternative Provision lessons will also be put forward for the ASDAN Bronze/Silver awards. ASDAN offers a wide choice of activity-based programmes for learners working at a range of levels. More flexible than qualifications, our courses offer imaginative ways of developing, assessing and certificating young people’s knowledge and skills development. The programmes are suitable for the students of Newfield School, with accreditation available for 10 to 180 hours of activities.
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