Speacial Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator
Teacher in Charge – Hearing Impairment
Director of HI Specialist Provision – Mrs J Kirk
Teacher in Charge – Physical Impairment
Director of PI Specialist Provision: Miss C Burdett
Inclusion (Impact) Manager
Mrs G Wood
Newsome High School is the only mainstream high school in Kirklees with two specialist provisions –one for children with physical impairment, the other for hearing impairment. It provides a centre of excellence that demonstrates a high quality environment and approach with specialist staffing, resources and equipment.
There are currently 12 places in the provision for PI (Physically Impaired) – 10 fixed term and 2 transitional places. The provision for hearing impaired students has 12 fixed term and 2 transitional places. The provisions currently have 11 students each.
Fixed places are for children and young people with an EHC Plan who have complex needs and require a specific environment that cannot be replicated in all schools and so they must attend specialist provision full time.
Transitional places are available in order to identify and assess needs, establish appropriate curriculum and teaching strategies and prepare all parties for the child’s transition to the named local school. Students are able to attend on a transitional place for up to 6 terms.
Outreach support is provided as part of the specialist provision’s role. It offers timely support, advice and monitoring to other young people in Kirklees with physical or hearing impairment, their families and schools to secure excellent outcomes.
Partnership working – both provisions work closely with parents, carers and health professionals.