The Kenton site is a Local Authority commissioned provision offering education to pupils 11-16 years old who are unable to access mainstream school due to medical and mental health needs.
Learning needs are met at NBS for all pupils in the following ways:
- Smaller class sizes than a mainstream school; on average 13 per class.
- A small nurturing environment. NBS is smaller than most primary schools within the city.
- Individualised timetables where appropriate.
- A high adult to pupil ratio; typically one SEN learning assistant per 13 pupils plus teaching staff.
- Targeted in class adult support where appropriate.
- Small group or one to one targeted numeracy and literacy interventions where appropriate.
- Staff are trained and experienced in working with young people with SEMH needs, anxiety and a variety of special educational needs.
- There is a high level of home/school liaison.
- The school provides a wealth of extra-curricular/vocational opportunities.
- There are multi-agency links and signposting including CYPS, social care and counselling services (A multi-agency team around the school).
- Transport to and from school by mini bus or taxi is available in some instances for Newcastle pupils.
- Jill Allmond, Pastoral Lead
- Kevin Stafford, Head of School
- Helen MCGowan, Assistant Head Teacher and Safeguarding Lead
- Lesley Dunleavy, Community Education and Attendance Co-ordinator
- Sophie Pellegrino, SENDCo
Tel: 0191 6053559 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle Bridges School
Newcastle upon Tyne