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Rosebank SchoolListening, Responding, Learning

About Us

Welcome to Rosebank School.

Rosebank School Ethos

The Rosebank Ethos is to Listen, Respond and Learn. We listen to families, to pupil voice and behaviour and to pupil’s strengths and needs. We respond to individual needs with appropriate, targeted, ASC specialist support. We learn the skills and knowledge we need to work together, to understand our emotions and reactions, to embrace our differences, to make positive relationships, to challenge ourselves, to make academic progress, to achieve independence and to take our place in the community.

This Ethos underpins the Rosebank Curriculum and ensures that our curriculum is ambitious and tailored to the strengths and needs of our pupils.

Core Provision     

Rosebank School is a specialist primary school accredited by the National Autistic Society. We provide an excellent education for children with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, social and communication difficulties and associated learning difficulties. We are registered to admit pupils aged 4 to 11 years of age. All pupils have access to NHS Commissioned Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (if appropriate) and families are supported by our Family Support Worker.

Our core curriculum is based on a combination of an adapted and differentiated EYFS/National Curriculum and the Autism Education Trust Progression Framework, and is driven by each child’s EHCP. We use the TEACCH approach to provide a very structured and systematic environment to support pupils’ learning. Where appropriate communication is supported using PECS. We are flexible in the use of our autism approaches, tailoring these to needs of each pupil. All pupil’s have an individual positive behaviour support plan outlining their individual needs and preferences. Within Rosebank we also use letters and sounds for our phonics lessons to support our children with reading and writing. 

We have small class sizes comprising 5 - 7 pupils to 1 teacher and 2/3 teaching assistants (depending on the level of pupil need).  Staff are all trained and highly skilled at working with pupils with autism and associated difficulties and are able to address the differences in learning styles.

To meet the particular needs of our pupils, we provide a variety of additional therapies and interventions where appropriate such as Music Therapy, adapted Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotional Literacy Support, Talk-Draw Therapy, Lego Build2Express, Relax Kids, Speed Up and Dyslexia support.

To prepare and enable our pupils to learn, we place an emphasis on physical activity and developing self-regulation and resilience. Across their time at Rosebank, and in addition to PE sessions and regular use of the outdoor play areas and indoor sensory spaces, our pupils access swimming sessions, horse riding, trampolining, core skills training, football and rugby coaching. To ensure our pupils with sensory processing difficulties have their needs met, we assess pupils needs then use a variety of tailored sensory equipment and interventions which support our pupils to develop their understanding and self-management over time.

To ensure that our pupils are able to generalise the skills that they learn within school, all pupils take part in weekly Independence and Community Participation visits which are themed in line with the Autism Education Trust Progression Framework.

We have strong links with our local mainstream primary school and where appropriate pupils join classes with support as part of our integration programme.    We work in partnership with local schools to offer a range of social, moral and cultural opportunities such as joint sports, art and musical projects and competitions, and equality projects such as ‘No Outsiders’.

Many of our pupils are unable to access externally provided ‘out of school’ activities, therefore we operate an After School Club,  staffed by school staff, which pupils can attend.

As a specialist autism provision, we provide a range of training opportunities and outreach to mainstream schools to support the local authority’s inclusion agenda.

Please do not hesitate to contact school to arrange a visit to meet our highly professional and well trained team of staff and experience for yourself the happy and welcoming atmosphere of Rosebank.


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