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Friday 17th March

Red Nose Day 2023 – more information about this event will be sent out via the parent app and Twitter nearer the time.

Tuesday 21st March

Lots of  Socks Day 2023

We would like everyone to come to school wearing odd or crazy colourful socks to raise awareness of World Downs Syndrome Day.

Friday 31st March

School closes for Easter holidays – 2 weeks. 

Melanie Rodgers

Hello, my name is Melanie Rodgers and I am Head of Site here at Dean Street.

Melanie RodgersMy career has enabled me to work in many different settings. I have a primary school background and have always been drawn to supporting young people with additional needs.

Employment History:

  • Landsdowne Primary School: Kent (Year 1 and 2)
  • Grange Primary School: Southwark (Year 3 and ICT Lead)
  • Watchetts Junior School: Surrey (Years 4 and 5 RE and PSHE Lead and KS2 Phase leader)
  • Armitage Primary School: Manchester (Years 3,4,6 and SENCO)
  • Spring Brook School: Oldham (SENCO, Deputy, Acting Head)
  • Spring Brook Academy: Oldham (Head of Site)


  • University of Leeds BA (Hons) Theatre Design and Technology 2:1
  • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design PgDip, MA (Scenography)
  • Canterbury Christ Church: PGCE (Primary)
  • University of Guildford: PgDip RE
  • National College of Leadership: NPQSL

I am passionate about young people achieving success and for them to understand that having additional needs is not a barrier to achieving their full potential in education.

Often when young people arrive here at Spring Brook, they have had a negative experience of education. It is important to me that they have a positive experience here and that they feel a part of our Spring Brook family.

During my time at Spring Brook I feel privileged to have been a part of significant change both in the ethos and vision for the school and in the developing topic based new and exciting curriculum at Key Stage 3.

I am proud to lead this school to be the best provision for SEMH students that it can be.