Cranborne Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8PF

01246 232370

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"


SEN & Pupil Premium

Our Vision

At Newbold Church School, we believe that every child is unique in their journey to flourishing as successful learners. We aim to give children the knowledge and skills required to help them become creative, critical thinkers and lifelong, independent learners. We do this by building on prior knowledge, from a range of starting points, and ensuring that every child fully develops their talents and fulfil their own aspirational, personal and academic potential.

However, we recognise that some children require more support than others. Within a safe and nurturing environment, we offer children the opportunity to develop their true potential through inclusive practice and removing barriers to learning. The school's vision of Nurture, Cherish, Succeed focuses on the right of every child to receive an education that enables them to make progress so that they achieve their best, become confident individuals leading fulfilling lives and make a successful transition into adulthood.


SEND contacts

SENDCo- Mrs K Passarelli

Headteacher- Mrs K Marsh

School telephone number: 01246 232370

SENDCo e mail address:

SEND governor: Mr B Smith


Catering for different types of SEND

Our school currently provides additional and/or different provision for a range of needs, including:

  • Communication and interaction, for example, autistic spectrum disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech and language difficulties
  • Cognition and learning, for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia,
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties, for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
  • Sensory and/or physical needs, for example, visual impairments, hearing impairments, processing difficulties, epilepsy
  • Moderate/severe and multiple learning difficulties


How does our school know if children need extra help?

At Newbold Church School, we become aware of pupils needing help when concerns are raised by parents/carers, teachers, or the pupil’s previous school

In usual circumstances we will assess each pupil’s current skills and levels of attainment on entry, which will build on previous settings and Key Stages, where appropriate. Class teachers will make regular assessments of progress for all pupils and identify those whose progress:

  • Is significantly slower than that of their peers starting from the same baseline
  • Fails to match or better the child’s previous rate of progress
  • Fails to close the attainment gap between the child and their peers
  • Widens the attainment gap
  • This may include progress in areas other than attainment, for example, social needs.
  • Slow progress and low attainment will not automatically mean a pupil is recorded as having SEN.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

All of our staff are trained to meet the needs of children with SEND, but occasionally a pupil may need more expert support form an outside agency. Newbold Church School has links with the following external agencies:

  • Support Services for Special Educational Needs (SSSEN)
  • Behaviour Support Service
  • Autism Outreach Team
  • Hearing Impairment Team
  • Visual Impairment Team
  • Educational Psychologist Service
  • Physical and Disability Support Service
  • Social Services
  • School Nurse
  • School Health (school doctor referrals can result in links with different paediatricians/physiotherapy/occupational therapy etc).
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • The school also has staff trained in administering Dyslexia screening tests.



Each learner identified as having SEND is entitled to support that is ‘additional to or different from’ a normal differentiated curriculum. We offer a wide range of interventions across the school to children who are identified with SEND delivered by teachers and TA’s. These are closely monitored by the SENDCo, subject leaders, class teachers and TAs and if necessary are adapted to meet the needs of the individual children who are taking part. Interventions currently on offer include but are not limited to:

  • Time to Talk
  • Socially Speaking
  • LEAP (Language acquisition programme)
  • Beat Dyslexia
  • Jungle Journey
  • Precision teaching
  • Phonics groups
  • SOS time (pre-teach/post-teach sessions for Maths and English)
  • Nurture Group

For a very small percentage of pupils, whose needs are significant and complex and the special educational provision required to meet their needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the school’s own resources, a request will be made to the local authority to conduct an assessment of education, health and care needs. This may result in an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan being provided.

Alternately, the SENDCo may apply for GRIP funding (Gradual Response for Individual Pupils) for a pupil for whom standard interventions are not having the desired level of success. This funding is provided on a yearly basis and is intended to support children in closing the gap between themselves and their peers. 


Further SEND information can be found by accessing the school's SEND policy and SEN information report, using the links below. 



Please click here to view Newbold Church School's Pupil Premium Strategy

Please click here to view the Derbyshire SEND Local offer

Please click here to view SEN information Report 2020

Please click here to view SEN information Report 2019

Please click here to view SEN Information Report 2018

Please click here to view SEN Information Report 2017