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(UK) Shawclough elem school adds autism wing; Rochdale mayor cut ribbon for celebration

Feb 26, 2020, RochdaleOnline: Shawclough Primary School celebrate the opening of new Rainbow Provision https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/132939/shawclough-primary-school-celebrate-the-opening-of-new-rainbow-provision Shawclough Community Primary School celebrated the official opening of their autism resource-based Rainbow Provision on Friday 21 February…. The Mayor of Rochdale, councillor Billy Sheerin, was also in attendance, officially cutting the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new provision. Michael Kemp, Head of Special Educational Needs for Rochdale, praised the students and staff at Shawclough, describing the school as very special and inclusive. Headteacher Julia Sandiford-Mitchell also paid tribute to Julie Dalton, Specialist Autism Teacher who had a significant role in the development of the provision and has recently retired. Mayor Sheerin said: "This proved to be a very special event for myself. I was allowed to cut the ribbon to officially open the additional rooms, which are an annex to the main school building and have their own separate playground and special features. For example, there is a sensory room which is a calming feature, a quiet room and small classrooms for individual teaching…. "I came away from this school with a very good feeling that we are moving in the right direction regarding special educational needs."…