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Welcome to our website. If this is your first or hundredth visit I am grateful that you are here to find out about Newman School. Please look around the website in detail and get in touch or visit us. Our children and young people are fully engaged in school and the community learning the skills to make their positive contribution to the world outside. We celebrate the successes, achievements and progress in our pupils, but we are also proud of the commitment of our parents, partners and staff. Welcome, enjoy and spread the positivity, we are Newman.

Paul Silvester, Headteacher

News and Updates

Home Learning Online Response Forms

Please click on the appropriate button below to fill in and submit your responses for our home learning survey. Thank you!

Opening During Lockdown

Newman School remains open to all of our pupils who want a place. If your child is not currently attending, please notify school and transport prior to sending your child.

Update for parents and Carers 1st July

1st July 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

Dinnington Move and Update.

Most of you will be familiar with the current buildings at Newman School. The Secondary Block on the plans drawn up in 1938 labelled the buildings as ‘Sheds’. We believe that our pupils deserve better facilities for learning and more accessible and purpose built provision. Last year Dinnington College site was closed and there were many people who contacted me about using the site for Newman School and I supported this idea. Rotherham Council has led the purchase and refurbishment project of Dinnington and the use of two buildings we call C & D Blocks have been identified as a significant upgrade for our 11-19 pupils. We agreed with the Council that purchasing Block C & D for Newman would greatly improve our school, the environment and our ability to meet the needs of our pupils and your children. We are fully aware that this move also has some difficulties; we have looked at the increase travel time for some pupils and for staff and ensuring we as Newman School can operate over two sites several miles apart. In terms of Transport we have plans to ensure that the door to door service for those who have this will continue without interruption or issues during the relocation. We looked at any issues with sharing a site with another provision and we also looked at what the local community and schools could help supporting us. We came to the conclusion that having the Dinnington site as part of our offer far outweighed the additional difficulties. Alongside the move to Dinnington the Council has been able to fund the demolition and rebuild of the Secondary block – the ‘Sheds’ and a newly built fit for purpose provision for our EYFS and Primary pupils will be built in its place. This is tremendous news as again it will provide a safe and warm building with appropriate changing facilities, storage and therapy areas.

The purchase of the Dinnington Site was completed early this year and the contracts for the refurbishment have recently been signed. The work across the site is expected to be finished during the end autumn term his year. We will then be moving both the equipment and staff of our main school secondary pupils and then we will start teaching these pupils in their newly refurbished classrooms. I will give a briefing and written information at the beginning of the new term in September. There will be some changes around transport and we will know more about this again by September when the arrangements and contracts have been finalised. There will be two additional inset days when we will shut for pupils to allow us to move. These will be decided when we have been informed about the finishing date from the contractors later in the summer.

We have discussed this with staff and we are preparing our pupils for the move, with far more work planned in September. As with any move there will be some disruption but as a staff we are trying to make sure it is as smooth as possible As regards the new build once we have moved the secondary classes out of the ‘Sheds’ will be moving the EYFS in the Bungalow into the main school and re-arranging some of the rooms. The current Medical Block will be demolished and we will convert one of the classrooms into a temporary Medical room.

I do appreciate you may have questions after the meeting, some of which we may be able to answer and some we might have to ask the Council, you can send any questions in to school and we will bring it to them in our regular meetings and I will put responses out via our Facebook page or on the website. As I have mentioned earlier we will also set up another meeting with you as in September to add more detail to the plans and set dates when things are likely to be happening.

I thank you all for your support and patience

Paul Silvester


Update for parents and Carers 1st July

  • Background
  • Dinnington Site Plans
  • Newman Main School Site Plans
  • Issues
  • Transport
  • Dates
  • Safety & Wellbeing
  • Further Information
  • Any Questions? E-mail office@newmanschool.co.uk

CQC Inspection of RMBC SEND – Letter

29th June 2021

Inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people with SEND from 05 July to 09 July 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of your local area. The local area is the geographical area of the local authority. However, the responsibility of the local area for children and young people with SEND extends to those who are residents of the local area but attend educational establishments or receive services outside the local authority’s boundaries.

The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:

  • identifies the needs of children and young people with SEND
  • meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve.

Inspectors will be visiting your son/daughter’s school, Newman School during the afternoon of Wednesday 7th July. The views of parents and carers are an important part of the inspection evidence. If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person with SEND, we would very much like to speak with you during this visit.

1. A meeting has been arranged with a member of the inspection team for 1 pm. It is expected that this meeting will last about 45 minutes. Please confirm with Newman School – Toni Smith at school (01709 828262) if you wish to attend so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Newman School will only be able to accommodate 8/9 parents physically at school or remotely by Teams; please respond by Monday 5th July 10 a.m. if you are interested in taking part. On Monday afternoon Newman will invite the identified parents and confirm the individual arrangements.

2. Complete the online survey, details are provided below.

3. Make available to the inspector on arrival the names and contact details of approx. 6-10 parents and carers who would be willing to speak to the inspector. The inspector can then use the time allocated to them to make the calls.
How local children, young people, parents and carers contribute their views during this local area inspection?

There are several ways in which children, young people, parents and carers from
your provision can engage with the inspection process and contribute their views:

1.The inspection will include a survey of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough parents
and carers of children with SEND. The survey is open from 12noon on Monday 28
June until 11:59pm on Tuesday 06 July 2021.
Parents and carers who would like to take part and share their experiences with the
inspectors can follow this link to complete the survey:
We strongly recommend that, before completing the survey, parents and carers
watch the short video at the start of the survey which gives information about the
inspection and what inspectors will focus on.

2. Parents and carers can email their contributions to Lasend.support@ofsted.gov.uk

3. Details about the local area SEND inspection will be available on your local
authority’s website and distributed through the local area’s Clinical Commissioning
Group/s (CCGs). Information about how children and young people with SEND can
share their views about the local area’s effectiveness should be included in the local

While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their
experiences that extend back several years, the focus of the inspection is on the
effectiveness of the local area since the introduction of reforms in September 2014.
We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to
follow up or comment upon individual cases. The inspection team will consider all
communication from parents as part of the evidence when evaluating the
effectiveness of the local area.

4. During this inspection, the inspectors will collect information about children and
young people in the area. They will be looking at local area records, speaking to area
officers and leaders at educational settings, and speaking to children, young people
and parents or carers. No names will be recorded, but some of the information
collected may be capable of identifying a particular child, young person or adult.
Ofsted and CQC will use this information to prepare their report, and for the
purposes set out in their privacy notices. No information will be published that
identifies any individual in the inspection report.

More information is available in the Ofsted and CQC privacy notices which can be
found here:


Ofsted’s Data Protection Officer is the Director, Digital and Information, who may be
contacted at informationrequest@ofsted.gov.uk. CQC’s Data Protection Officer is the
Head of Governance and Legal Services, who may be contacted at

Information on local area duties toward children and young people with SEND can be
found on the Department for Education’s website:

Yours sincerely
Belita Scott
Her Majesty’s Inspector

School Lunch Menu Update June 2021

School Lunch Menu Update:
Please see below & attached the new 3-week menus which will begin after half term, starting with the Week 2 menu.
Thank You

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