Shawclough C.P. School

Thrum Hall Lane. Rochdale. Ol12 6DE

Telephone & Fax: 01706 647991





Newsletter email week 1

Welcome back - it has been lovely to see all the children return to school this week in much more normal circumstances. We also welcomed our new families to Shawclough in both Reception and Nursery as well as new children who have joined in other year groups.

Bubbles have been removed and children are free to move round school and the playground. Face coverings are still recommended when parents arrive at school.

Just some events and news items below.

Parent Welcome Meetings

Over the next two weeks each year group will be holding a Parent Welcome Meeting.  However, we are aware that many people are still adjusting to the lifting of COVID restrictions, so with this in mind, parents may prefer to read the teachers' PowerPoint presentations  which will be on our website. For those parents attending the meetings please drop your child off at their normal door before making your way to the dining room door.

Year 5 Parent Welcome Meeting in the hall 8:45 am 15/09/21

Year 4 Parent Welcome Meeting in the hall 8:45 am 16/09/21

Year 6 Parent Welcome Meeting in the hall 8:45 am 20/09/21

Year 3 Parent Welcome Meeting in the hall 8:45 am 22/09/21

Year 2 Parent Welcome Meeting in the hall 8:45 am 21/09/21

Year 1 Parent Welcome Meeting in the hall 8:45 am 27/09/21


Many children already take part in additional music lessons through Rocksteady - there is a leaflet attached to this with the details of how to sign up. For any information concerning this or payments please contact Rocksteady as the office do not arrange these lessons.

STEM Returners

The following information might be useful to parents:

STEM Returners programme for returning or transferring Software Engineers and Software Testers with Waters in Wilmslow

Have you taken a career break from an engineering or a technical sector and wish to return? Are you working below your experience in a different sector? Do you have an engineering or technical degree that you aren’t using? Do you just wish to transfer sectors but don’t have any experience? If so this could be the opportunity for you!  After the unprecedented success of the previous programme where 97% of returners were offered permanent roles, we are currently sourcing candidates for the Waters ‘STEM Returners’ programme. All candidates not only get to take a different route to finding a new role, they will also have the opportunity to obtain free advice from a career coach and/or Mentor to support them right from application through to navigating the transition to work.  No career break is too long, register to return to STEM today! For more information please visit or email

More information on this opportunity is also available here: