Rosewood Free School is a day school for pupils aged 2-19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). The school accepts pupils from Southampton and Hampshire. This includes a lively Post 16 provision “The Hub” which also caters for learners with severe and complex learning difficulties including additional physical and sensory impairments. Pupils attending Rosewood Free School have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or they attend on an assessment placement. The school population consists of pupils from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The school has a needs led approach to education. Each child is assessed in five key skill areas, Communication, Cognitive Development, Environmental Control Technology, Physical Skills and Personal, Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Targets are set in each of these areas and are taught throughout the school day; a truly personalised approach to learning.
We are currently running a pilot project, in partnership with City College Southampton and supported by Southampton Local Authority to provide education for our learners who are aged 19-25. This is an exciting opportunity and provides the research and evidence for the school to make an application to become a Further Education provider in its own right. Watch this space.