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Bradfield School

Who to contact

Telephone
01142863861
E-mail
enquiries@bradfield.sheffield.sch.uk
Website
school website
Notes

Bradfield is an 11-18 average-sized, mixed comprehensive school with approximately 920 pupils on roll located on the edge of Worral village in Bradfield, about five miles to the north-west of Sheffield city centre. The school converted to become an academy on 1 December 2012. Bradfield is a specialist science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school. The school uses these subjects to help students develop important life skills such as team working and problem-solving skills.


Where to go

Name
Bradfield School
Address
Kirk Edge Road
Worrall
Sheffield
Postcode
S35 0AE

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
wheelchair accessible with lift
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities experience
Medical Needs or long term illness
ADD/ADHD

Other Details

Age Range
12 years to 16 years
Providers who offer pickups from this setting
Alison Cook, Childminder 

DISCLAIMER: Bradfield School is not responsible for other childcare providers who are available to pick up from the setting and their inclusion on this list should not be understood to represent a partnership or endorsement. It is the parent or carer's responsibility to check that they are satisfied with the quality of additional providers.


Local Offer

Description

Bradfield is an 11-18 average-sized, mixed comprehensive school with approximately 920 pupils on roll located on the edge of Worral village in Bradfield, about five miles to the north-west of Sheffield city centre. The school converted to become an academy on 1 December 2012. Bradfield is a specialist science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school. The school uses these subjects to help students develop important life skills such as team working and problem-solving skills.

Contact Name
Elaine Barber
Contact Telephone
0114 2863861
Contact Email
enquiries@bradfield.sheffield.sch.uk
Links
School Inspection report
School Website
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type
Universal

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

Please state the number of pupils on your roll and your average class size 

We currently have 920 pupils on roll with average class sizes at present of 27.

 

How does the setting identify learners with SEN? 

We refer pupils to external professionals for specialist assessments.

Is your setting physically accessible to all learners? 
  • The school’s physical facilities are excellent. The school is a new build and is fully wheelchair accessible comprising of 1 main building with three levels which can be accessed via a lift. There are also disabled toilets, lifts, wide corridors and doors for access as well as disabled changing facilities. We use visual aids such as visual timetables where necessary, there are no improvements in the auditory/visual environment. We have laptops available and quiet learning spaces. We often have to refer to outside agencies for more specialist equipment.
How does your setting adapt the curriculum for learners with SEND? 
  • Education planning is primarily overseen by the SENCO but also overseen via an Inclusion Manager.
  • The setting approaches differentiation by implementing in all curriculum areas and lessons and this is regularly reviewed as part of school learning walks.
  • In terms of changing routine we attempt to be as flexible as possible and have previously amended provision to suit individual’s needs.
  • The setting provides an AEN Social Time and Homework Club
What training have your staff received to support learners with SEND? 
  • Staff have received ADHD training, Medical Training specifically in regards to epilepsy and diabetes
  • The AEN Register is accessible to all staff and updated online via school intranet. There are weekly Inclusion Updates.
  • We often meet with specialists introduced via the school nursing team and have a full time first aider member of staff with training in the administration of medicines, feeding and providing personal care
How do you communicate with and involve families? 
  • The School communicates with parents / carers via phone, email, Twitter, student planner, Letters, Parents Evenings, Academic Tutorials, School Website, School SMS service
  • We involve parents and carers in Academic Reviews, Progress Reports and meetings, academic tutorials
How does the setting evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for learners with SEN and how often does it do this? 
  • Learning Walks – x2 Year (no notification given to staff) Quality Assurance Review of SEN department x1 Year.
What support do you provide for the learners' overall wellbeing? 
  • We teach disability awareness to learners via Citizenship lessons, Tutor Time and House Charity Work as well as Corridor Workshops via  school nursing team.
  • The School utilises a ‘Buddy’ System, as well as encourages pupils to attend AEN Social Club at breaks and dinners
  • The School uses the AEN Room Social Club to provide support to learners during unstructured periods, group games are provided.
  • We run weekly drop in sessions with a school nurse and can make referrals to supporting agencies to provide support for learners for whom school is a cause of anxiety.
What kind of behavioural interventions do you use? 
  • The School uses an Inclusion Referral System – Time outs, Pupil Inclusion Officers (Mentoring)
  • For managing extreme behaviour we issue an Inclusion Room Referral – pupils are asked to work in a quiet room away from classes in order to give them space to calm down and then given opportunity to talk through their behaviour
How do you ensure learners with SEND are included in non-classroom based activities? 
  • Leaners with SEND are supported via Teaching Assistants (TAs) in social/sporting activities and trips to ensure pupil inclusion
  • Parents are encouraged to attend parent trip meetings held in school with relevant staff

 

Do you offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs or Holiday Clubs? Please specify. 

Brakfast Clubs

After School Clubs

How do you consult with and involve learners in their education? 
  • Learners are able to contribute their views. The School holds Student Voice Reviews in curriculum areas and has a School Council
How do you prepare learners with SEND to progress to, from and within your setting? 
  • The School stages Transition Visits, Transition Day as well as Transition Meetings with primary staff and parents
  • Y6 Teachers are met with to discuss positive/negative groupings
  • Classes are mixed up at the end of each term in some curriculum areas
  • Further destinations for leaners include College and Apprenticeships
Do you have an online prospectus? Are there open days for families and learners? 
  • Yes – Prospectus on line and open days at the beginning and end of academic years

Last Updated
18/09/2018
Keywords
Schools, additional support, SEN, SEND, Disabilities, Special Educational Needs, Disability, Education
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