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Tuesday 5th September 2023

Children return to school (all sites)


Friday 20th October 2023

School closes for half term


Monday 30th October 2023


School closed to children (all sites)

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Children return to school (all sites)


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.