Shawclough Primary School is home to the Rainforest Provision for children with complex needs.


The Rainforest provision provides fun while supporting children to reach their full potential in a caring, safe and supportive environment. We ensure that the children's personalised plans are embedded into activities throughout the day. Children will develop these skills through a range of adult scaffolding and clear routines using objects of reference, visuals and clear instructions. 

The curriculum has focused on communication and independence, sensory regulation and developing social skills. Personal care and self help skills are also deep rooted into to the curriculum. We have created a calming environment with strong staff and child relationships that allow and encourage children to be themselves and to make choices but with a robust emphasis on progress. We have small class sizes with a high adult ratio and resources to enable us to support our children the very best we can.



                                 Rowan Rush                      Louise Westwood                          Katherine Mooney                    Trevor Rushton


Rowan Rush heads our Rainbow Provision, with a brilliant team of TAs beside her.