• White Lee Road Batley West Yorkshire WF17 8AS

Fairfield School

SEN Report

Fairfield School is located in Batley, North Kirklees. We cater for the needs of learners aged 3 – 19 years with severe or profound learning difficulties. Many of our students also have complex needs linked to physical or health difficulties. Some of our students are identified as being on the autistic spectrum. Many of our students have sensory impairments and some are multi-sensory impaired. We aim to meet the individual needs of all our students through a broad curriculum and enrichment opportunities.

All pupils have or are under assessment for an Education Health Care Plan, which is reviewed annually. Ongoing and rigorous assessment ensures that teaching is adapted and matched to the pupils’ needs.

The school is purpose built and provides a bespoke learning environment with flexible use of spaces. We have specialist facilities such as hydrotherapy, rebound room, sensory rooms, quiet rooms and stimulating outdoor learning areas. Pupils are taught in small classes and grouped by learning need. There is a high staff to pupil ratio in every class. The school uses a range of interventions supported by a multi professional team employed or commissioned by the school. Child centred planning and careful assessment ensures the curriculum is engaging and personalised to support the best possible progress for all pupils. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/our-school-offer

Parents and carers are fully involved in the education of their children. Regular communication is maintained via home/school diaries, phone calls, coffee mornings, parent support group and training, parents’ consultations and annual EHCP Review meetings. As part of the above, parents and carers have opportunity to discuss their child’s learning and progress with the multi professional team working at the school. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/family-support-links

All pupils are treated with dignity and respect. The personalised curriculum and the strong and trusting relationships built with staff ensure that pupils’ views are listened to and taken into account in all aspects of their school life. School council also provides the students with an active voice within the decision process at Fairfield School. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/curriculum

Assessment at Fairfield School is personal to the individual. At Fairfield we use a school based system supported by Evidence for Learning to provide a holistic view of each child and their individual progress. This is used as a method of setting and assessing small step towards EHCP target against relevant curriculum frameworks and Personal Learning Goals. This is updated on a half-termly basis and reviewed by Senior Leaders each term as part of Pupil progress meetings with all teaching staff. The Engagement Model, which in partnership with the Pre-Key Stage standards is used to support the review and assessment progress in pupils working below Key Stage expectations. In addition to the formal assessments we use ongoing observations of each individual to support progress and inform next steps. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/assessment

The school uses a personalised approach to teaching and follows a thematic curriculum, which is developmentally, and age appropriate. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/creative-curriculum

The school provides bespoke training in relation to our pupils’ specific needs and also broader training on SEND. External training is also accessed to ensure staff have a range of professional development to support their practice. Further information can be requested by contacting the school. Please e-mail: office@fairfieldschool.uk

Well-planned and personalised transitions are planned for all pupils at every stage of their education. Teachers work collaboratively with parents, carers and other professionals to create and deliver transition arrangements which support wellbeing, independence and progress. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/admission-arrangements

Teachers plan meaningful learning opportunities foster independence, resilience, social communication, emotional regulation and the development of life skills including a sense of self and keeping safe.

Parents and carers are encouraged to contact their child’s class teacher in the first instance. If this is not appropriate, then the Headteacher or Senior Leadership team should then be contacted. The Complaints Procedure is available on the school website or in hard copy from the school. Further information can be found by visiting: www.fairfieldschool.uk/policies Parents of children with SEN may find the following support services helpful, in addition to the school’s offerings: Active Social Care – Tel: 01484 544100 or email: enquires@active99.com

Autism Education Trust – Tel: 0207 903 3650

Email: info@autismeducationtrust.org.uk

Carers Resource – Contact via website: http://www.carersresource.org/contact/

Carers Trust – Tel: 0844 800 4361

Email: info@carers.org

Carers UK –

Tel: 0808 808 7777

Email: advice@carersuk.org or via the

website: https://www.carersuk.org/

Cerebra –

Tel: 01267 244200

Email: enquiries@cerebra.org.uk

Citizens Advice –

Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Disability Rights UK –

Tel: 020 7250 8181

Email: enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org


Epilepsy Society –

Tel: 01494 601400

IPSEA – Independent Parent Special Education Advice Website:

https://www.ipsea.org.uk KIAS-


Mencap –

Website: https://www.mencap.org.uk

National Autistic Society –

Tel: 020 7833 2299

Email: nas@nas.org.uk

Polaris (formerly Core Assets)-


The school’s contribution to the Kirklees Local Offer can be found on our website or is available in a hard copy from school. Further information can be found by visiting:

www.fairfieldschool.uk/our-school-offer Admissions are coordinated through the Kirklees SENDACT team:

Tel: 01484 221000

Email: sendact@kirklees.gov.uk

The Kirklees Local Offer can be found at https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/local-offer/the-localoffer.aspx

Click here to link: Fairfield School Accessibility Plan