Local Member of Parliament, Gillian Keegan, opened Birdham CE Primary School’s new Rainbow Room, which provides a safe space, and quiet area for pupils.
Interim Deputy Headteacher and SENCO, Emily Ellis, invited Gillian to visit and officially open the new room on Friday 6 May. The Rainbow Room offers a place where small group learning can take place, but crucially it acts space where teachers can work on supporting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities. The school council and other pupils named it ‘The Rainbow Room’ and head boy and girl, Fynn and Polly, were at the official opening alongside their Member of Parliament.
Mrs Ellis from the school commented saying. “It was lovely to meet Gillian and to have our Rainbow Room opened officially. At Birdham CE Primary School we recognise the many and varied needs of their pupils and aim to create an inclusive environment that ensures all children feel confident and supported. The Rainbow Room provides a safe space that allows children to self-regulate, express themselves and be ready for learning. The room is set up to allow for small group work and interventions such as Lego therapy and also for 1:1 support. Outside agencies such as play therapists or the speech and language team also use this space for targeted interventions.”