Policy statement by The Rowdeford Charity Trust in response to the recent decision by Wiltshire Council on the future of SEND within Wiltshire.- January 2019
At the Cabinet meeting the decision on the future of Rowdeford was agreed and will now go to formal consultation.Mike Loveridge Head Teacher said -
Wiltshire Council Consultation – Special Education Needs Provision North Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council advise that with the significant growth in housing within Wiltshire all special schools are full but that an additional 220 new special school places will be required by 2026.
Proposals at present being consulted upon offer three options as a solution:
Option 1 – Create one new school for pupils with SLD/ Complex needs either in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Devizes area.
Option 2 – Develop two sites for Special Schools for pupils with SLD/complex needs either in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Devizes Area.
Option 3 Develop three for Special Schools for pupils with SLD/complex needs either in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Devizes Area
Rowdeford Outdoor Learning and the new Ingrid Sidmouth Centre
John Craze, Outdoor Learning Development Coordinator and Terry Kemp, Rowdeford Charity Trust look back over the project and into the future
Thanks to the efforts and support of so many people we have raised over two hundred thousand pounds to build a purpose built ‘Outdoor Learning Centre to grow the existing ‘Outdoors Learning’ education here at Rowdeford School. From the very beginning of the project and the expansion of the initial ideas the intention was to create an exemplary facility that extends its work to involve the wider community, visiting schools and offer training; becoming a Centre of Excellence in Outdoor Learning.
The Ingrid Sidmouth Centre has now been handed over to the School by the contractors. Now that the work has finished the Centre will start to be put into full use next term. However, the School Green Team got a sneak preview this week. .