Rotherham primary schools wins gold award status for working with children with additional needs

A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes made to how it works with children with additional needs.

For two years Redscope Primary School in Kimberworth Park has been working with trained practitioners and parents of children with additional needs on how best to promote social and emotional well-being among pupils.

A speech therapist is now employed by the school.

Now the Rotherham Charter – which delivered the training - has awarded the Kimberworth Park school its gold charter status, to be a beacon school for others to follow.

Headteacher Paula Dobbin said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the gold charter award. It’s a testament to the dedication and hard work from all staff, parents and those working with our young people here at Redscope, and we’re proud to share the same ethos as the charter, to promote a genuine partnership with children and everyone involved.”

The primary school was recognised for its ‘family atmosphere’ and ‘friendly and exciting learning environment’ by parents. Children who attend the school are said to enjoy strong, supportive relationships with teachers and staff.