Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Smith. Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Key Information > Safeguarding.
At Bowlee Park, we work with children who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum and provision is tailored to meet individual children’s needs. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. To successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum, we are committed to:
• Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension).
• Access to ICT.
. A range of teaching and learning styles.
• Additional in class support.
• Additional out of class support.
• Flexible groupings (including small group work).
• An innovative and supportive curriculum.
• The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions.
• Mentoring and counselling.
• A broad range of extra-curricular activities.
• Assessment procedures that emphasise children’s strengths and achievements.
For more information about SEND in our school please read the SEND Information Report below, which can be downloaded. In addition the school Accessibility Plan and a SEND Guide for Parents can be accessed here.
Rochdale's Local Offer
Rochdale's Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) outlines various forms of support to help your child and is available by clicking on the link below.
Additional support is available from various outside agencies:
SENDIASS offer free, impartial, confidential information and advice for Children and Young People aged 0-25, and their parents or carers; where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability.
They are open from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and aim to return calls within two working days. For more information contact us via the chat facility, by email firstname.lastname@example.org , by phone on 01706 769634 or visit our Facebook page.
Rochdale Borough Council and NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale offer a number of social and leisure short break opportunities for children with disabilities. These services can be accessed through the following link:
If you need support with your child’s emotional health and wellbeing then NHS Pennine Care operate a service called ‘#Thrive’. Details about this service can be found using the link below:
Who can I contact for further information or if I have any issues or concerns?
The first point of contact for anything related to your child’s education is the class teacher. We encourage parents not to wait for the next formal opportunity to meet but to contact us on an ongoing basis. Or, the SENCO/senior leaders can be contacted directly to discuss your concerns.
SENCO for children in Nursery, Reception, Year One - Mrs Smith
SENCO for children in Year Two and Year Three - Mrs Metcalfe
SENCO for children in Year Four, Year Five and Year Six - Mr Fairhurst