Willow View School

Location Gender Age range Capacity
Rochdale, Greater Manchester Male & Female 6 – 18 30

Willow View School is a small independent SEMH school for pupils aged 6-18 located in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The school is registered to offer education to 30 pupils with a range of needs including ADHD, autism, developmental trauma, anxiety, sensory processing difficulties, dyslexia, and attachment difficulties, amongst other varying needs. Willow View School caters to individual needs within very small class groups of pupils, promoting social engagement.

Mission Statement

At Willow View School we look to develop well-rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal, and all achievements are celebrated.

We believe that a happy child is a successful one. We are committed to providing a positive, safe and stimulating environment for children to learn, where all are valued. We intend that all children should enjoy their learning, achieve their potential and become independent lifelong learners.

Our Vision is to create and deliver a safe and high-quality educational experience for every student, by:

  • Valuing every student as an individual, ensuring they realise their potential by providing an aspirational, engaging and bespoke curriculum.
  • Ensuring no matter what the starting point, they can achieve
  • Delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning to ensure excellent progress and achievement that inspires all our students.
  • Providing a learning environment which is both stimulating and supportive, fostering excellence and independence.

1ACE North Outreach Provision

Willow View School also have an outreach alternative provision called 1ACE North. Our unique `school without walls’ offers child-centred, bespoke education packages to children and young people. 1ACE North is attached to the school and is designed for pupils who are not yet ready to access education in a classroom setting. These pupils are taught in community settings such as youth and community centres and have 1:1 or 2:1 staffing. They also work on life skills, emotional regulation and have a curriculum that is personalised and bespoke to the individual pupil.

The School Day

The school day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 3pm.

Our trauma-informed curriculum is tailored according to each pupil’s needs and interests, consisting of academic subjects, physical activity, social skills, and activities promoting wellbeing and independence. Each child has a personalised timetable which is adapted to suit their needs and includes SEMH and enrichment activities.

Our approach to learning involves connecting the seven curriculum areas of Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Technology, The World Around Us, Creativity, and Skills for Life, alongside Physical Education and Wellbeing. Within these curriculum areas, pupils can focus on their own personal development through enrichment and SEMH needs.

Furthermore, our site boasts multiple extra-curricular activities such as outdoor activities, a school gym, a kitchen for cooking and life skills, a sensory room, a therapy room and several nurturing classrooms. We also make use of the local area and provide a robust offsite curriculum too.

Trauma-Informed

Willow View School staff are trained to work therapeutically, using trauma-informed strategies with pupils, to recognise potential triggers for the individual children they work with. We have an art therapist who attends our site weekly, providing direct therapy to pupils who require it. In addition, our therapist offers consultations and reflective practice to our staff team and facilitates some of our team training.

Willow View School Mission Statement: coming soon
Willow View School Prospectus: Download
Willow View School Opening Ofsted Report: Download
Willow View School Registration Letter: Download
Willow View School Health & Safety Policy: Download
Willow View School Health & Safety Risk Assessment Policy: Download
Willow View School Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure: Download
Willow View School Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy: Download
Willow View School Child Protection & Safeguarding Appendix: Download
Willow View School Admissions Policy: Download
Willow View School Assessment Policy: Download
Willow View School Attendance Policy: Download
Willow View School Behaviour Support Policy: Download
Willow View School Behaviour Support Appendix: Download
Willow View School Curriculum Policy: Download
Willow View School Fire Safety Policy: Download
Willow View School Fire Safety Appendix: Download
Willow View School Equality & Diversity Policy: Download
Willow View School First Aid Policy: Download
Willow View School Special Educational Needs Policy: Download
Willow View School Anti-bullying Policy: Download
Willow View School Internet Safety Policy: Download
Willow View School Careers Guidance Policy: Download
Willow View School Complaints Policy: Download
Willow View School Educational Visits Policy: Download
Willow View School Preventing Extremism Policy: Download
Willow View School Preventing Extremism Appendix: Download
Willow View School Relationships & Sex Education Policy: Download

Please contact [email protected] for additional school policies to download.

Willow View School

Head Teacher: Danielle Hulme
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07514 647 226

Proprietor: Five Rivers Child Care Limited
Chair: David Howard

Head office: Five Rivers Child Care Limited, 47 Bedwin Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3UT
Phone: 0800 389 8708
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.five-rivers.org

There were no complaints registered under the formal procedure during the preceding school year.

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Making a referral

If you would like to discuss a placement with our Education service, please contact our referrals team for more information: 0800 3898708 (Option 3)

If you would like to find out more or discuss any aspect of our service for a child or young person, please contact James Hall at: [email protected] / 07935 066 031
Five Rivers Child Care Ltd
47 Bedwin Street
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP13UT

T: 01722 435750
F: 01722 435797

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