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Rosebank SchoolListening, Responding, Learning

About Us ​​​​​​​


Welcome to Rosebank School.

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 all our 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. When appropriate communication is supported using Communication Books. We are flexible in the use of our autism approaches, tailoring these to needs of each pupil. All pupils have an individual positive behaviour support plan outlining their individual needs and preferences. Within Rosebank School also use letters and sounds for our phonics lessons to support our children with reading and writing. 

We have small class sizes, usually 7 pupils, with 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 interventions where appropriate including Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA), Talk-Draw Therapy, Lego Build2Express, Relax Kids, Sensory Diet 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 School, and in addition to PE sessions and regular use of the outdoor play areas and indoor sensory spaces, our pupils access core skills teaching, football coaching and swimming.  Some pupils also take part in Horse Riding(RDA). To ensure our pupils with sensory processing difficulties have their needs met, we assess each pupil to create an individual sensory profile. We then use a variety of tailored sensory equipment and interventions to 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 School.