Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Sarginson, Mrs Hill or Mrs Dixon

Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.

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Mrs Caygill is the school’s SENCO and Mrs Dixon is the school's Learning Mentor. Mrs Hill leads the Pastoral and Inclusion Team.


At Hopwood Primary School we strive to support all pupils to enable them to achieve their full potential across the curriculum. High quality teaching is vital; however, for some pupils there are occasions when additional support may be needed.  We implement the EEF’s 5-a-day Principles from their research-backed guidance ‘SEND in Mainstream Schools’.  Below is a summary of the strategies we implement:

  1. Explicit instruction – Clear explanations, modelling and frequent checks for understanding
  2. Cognitive and metacognitive strategies – Teaching slide content is reduced and pupils are given the opportunity to rehearse and evaluate their learning periodically
  3. Scaffolding – Pupils are provided with supportive tools or resources to help them to access the task
  4. Flexible grouping – Lessons groupings are flexible based on pupils’ needs
  5. Using technology – Alternative methods of recording are used to support learning and recording in lessons




Please find below useful information linked to SEND. Should you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact school. 


SEND Report

Please click here to be taken to out SEND Policy and here to be taken to our Accessibility Plan.

Our Local Offer

Click on the link here to be taken to the Rochdale Local offer.


Rochdale Child & Educational Psychology Service Advice Line for Parents/Carers

SEND Advice Line

Parent and Carer Voice



Rochdale AFC Community Trust



Rochdale AFC Community Trust's PAN Disability team,  Rochdale AFC Ability Counts, caters for people with a wide  range of disabilities. All of their sessions are fully accessible and inclusive.