Post 16

Post 16 at Rosewood

We are a specialist school for young people aged 2 to 19 with profound and multiple disabilities, based in Lordshill, Southampton. At 16 the majority of our learners will join the Hub classes.  The Hub also accepts post-16 school leavers from other special schools in the local area. The Hub is currently made up of two classes of young people with PMLD or SLD with a physical disability.

We work to ensure that a range of community based learning is offered to students in the Hub, and that they are maximising their skills and supporting the aim to reduce dependency on adult support.

All students at Rosewood are assessed using the ImPACTS assessment and teaching and learning opportunities are planned using the ImPACTS curriculum. As our students mature and approach their adult lives, we work with them and their families to target specific areas of need and to ensure that there are opportunities to allow personal interests to be developed and supported.

Specialist equipment and purpose built environments enable us to work with students in a safe and supportive way. For some of our students they will be given opportunities to use the Hydrotherapy pool and to access Rebound therapy.

Ofsted visited in May 2018 and rated Rosewood free School as Outstanding in all areas. Ofsted commented:

“The targets set are aspirational and reflect leaders’ extraordinary level of ambition for the pupils in their care.

Teachers set high expectations that are rooted in a deep knowledge and understanding of every pupil’s individual requirements. Staff are able to capture and respond to the most subtle of signals from pupils. Pupils use these to express their preference, for example. Staff respond appropriately because pupils’ communication strategies are so well understood and interpreted. Parents praised the quality of teaching, with one commenting: ‘They encourage and empower the children to reach their full potential while providing a high standard of support and teaching.'

If you are interested in a place for your young person please contact the school on 02380 571050 or email us.