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Access external audit - 8th November 2018

School with a heart - Amazing, superb facilities and such caring staff. Spent a very interesting visit. Thank you. Wonderful, inspiring head.


Ex-Pupil - 6th November 2018

I used to come here many years ago and have many fond memorys of the place. I was made to feel very welcome here and it was a pleasure and a joy to come back here again


Parent - 9th October 2018

Good session. Very informative. will help with communication, in making choices and encourage my son to indicate needs etc thanks


Visiting Professional - 5th October 2018

Lovely school with great places for the children to learn and develop


Parent - 28th September 2018

I love this school, the staff are wonderful, they do an amazing for the children in their care, god bless this school


Parent - 28th September 2018

The staff are lovely and my son has come a long way since joining the school


Service Manager for Safeguarding Partnerships - 19th September 2018

What a pleasure it has been to visit this school. An incredible meeting with a dedicated Teacher


Director of Education Services 14th September 2018

Thank you for sharing with me your wonderful school. I love meeting pupils and staff and feel very inspired at all the fabulous work you do together


Visiting Professional - 23rd July 2018

I came to visit a class; I was bowled over by the skills and professionalism of staff. Staff have a wonderful partnership with the pupils.


Relationships and Sex Education Day - Clinical Health Lead - 28th June 2018

well done everyone, what a fantastic day celebrating 'Friendships'.


Parent of Key Stage 2 Pupil - 17th November 2017

Thanks to all at Rosehill for what they have done with my child. She has come on so much since being there. She loves it and always talks about it!


Visiting Professional - 16th November 2017

The school continues to support pupils, and their families.


Visiting Pupil - 15th November 2017

This school is the best!


Visiting Professional - 16th October 2017

The school, children and staff are amazing - thank you for allowing me to visit, i have so many ideas to take back to my own school


Email from parent of young person aged 19, moving on from Rosehill School - 26th July 2017

The schools work over the many years has been appreciated and valued, very much. My child wouldn't be where he is today without Rosehill.


Visiting Professional - 10th July 2017

Absolutely amazing school with a really special feeling. Thank you for having me.


Visiting Professional - 6th July 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to the school, genuine atmosphere!


Letter to Headteacher from member of the public, 6th June 2017

Today myself and family visited the restaurant at ASDA west Bridgeford Nottingham. You and your staff should be exceptionally proud of your hard and dedicated work to be able to achieve such good behaviour. I think the students themselves must have been encouraged to have had the enthusiasm to achieve such a high standard that they have displayed today.


Visiting SEN Professional - observing assemblies, 16th May 2017

The primary assembly was delightful - lots of singing and lovely interactions between staff and children. Displays around the classroom were lovely!


Visiting SEN Professional - Garden School, Hackney, 11th May 2017

Students were so calm and engaged in their learning, which was based around functional skills. Thank you for welcoming me! 


Parents Meeting - Coping and Support - Feedback from Parent Advisor, 11th May 2017

Thank you for inviting me to deliver the Coping and Support Workshop today. It was a lovely atmosphere and the parents were so engaged. It was also so lovely to see Claire and Cheryl working so hard to engage with the parents. I think that it is really special to see a Senior Management Team reaching out to and involving parents without any barriers.


Parents Feedback  - EHCP Meeting, 4th May 2017

Staff were very helpful during our EHCP review. I feel my son is in good hands!


Speech and Language Therapist Feedback  - Visiting Primary School, 28th April 2017

A very comprehensive tour, fantastic to see communication and personalisation at the heart of the school. Inspirational!


English Network Meeting Feedback, 13th March 2017

Thank you Tamara, I really appreciate joining the English Leader Networking group set up by Rosehill, I got a lot out of it and am really looking forward to our next meeting - Teacher at The Walnuts School, Milton Keynes.  


Visit by prospective parents, 10th March 2017

Thank you for a fantastic tour of your lovely school, we are looking for our son's next school and it feels like home! Lovely people - thank you.


Autism Education Trust Training Event, 8th March 2017

Rosehill hosted a training event for us recently and were outstanding in how welcoming and accommodating they were. Everything ran very smoothly on the day thanks to their careful organising and there were staff available on hand to support with any details as they came up. We were particularly impressed with the student run café and would be delighted to use their facilities again in the future. For further information about this event please follow this link.


Visit by MP Vernon Coaker, 24th February 2017

An inspiring environment in which children and young people are both supported and educated.  


Fundraising coffee morning ran by 'HOPE Charity', 24th February 2017

Its a pleasure to support the school in its quest to help those who need extra support.


Governor visit by Vice Chair Lesley Odell, 24th February 2017

A wonderful visit. The atmosphere in school is calm, happy and purposeful.


Transition Fayre, 20th January 2017

A great morning, made lots of contacts and met lots of other parents (Parent Post 16 pupil). Congratulations to all the staff, a great event (Parents of Post 16 Pupil). I like the fact that the young people attended the event with their parents (Service provider).


University of Nottingham, Inflativerse Planetarium Science Project Team, 5th January 2017

We are very proud of the children, they did extremely well exploring the Planetarium.


Parent of new pupil providing feedback, 16th December 2016

Very good school, brilliant staff.


Parent attending the Middle and Upper School Christmas Concerts, 15th December 2016

The relaxed performance was brilliant! Lovely to see all the children looking so happy!


Grandparent attending the Middle and Upper School Christmas concert performances, 15th December 2016

The concert was amazing, a real credit to the pupils and the staff - keep up the good work everyone!


New parent visiting the school, 15.11.16

A wonderful school, so welcoming and warm. Lovely staff and lovely children. Very informative, thank you.


The Sheriff of Nottingham, Cllr Jackie Morris, 10th November 2016 - Whole School Tour and Curriculum Overview

Very welcoming and such a peaceful place. God bless you all.


Anna Lees, Associate Headteacher, Transform Teaching School Alliance & Trust

Thank you for your full engagement with the NQT+ session on Autism and Inclusion at The Rosehill School this afternoon. Thank you very much to Cheryl Steele and her colleagues, who gave wonderful insights into their school during the presentation and while undertaking the tour. The environment at Rosehill is stunning and I’m sure we all left with many great ideas to implement into our classrooms. Thank you again to all at The Rosehill School for such a rewarding and inspiring afternoon.


Wendy Quickfall, Friend of Rosehill, 30th September 2016

What a pleasure to see so many pupils receiving certificates for their work through the enrichment programme. Keep the good work up all of you.


Chris Leslie MP, 3rd July 2016

Last week, one of our schools hosted the Paralympic torch as part of its farewell tour ahead of the Rio Paralympic Games this summer. Rosehill School in St Ann’s provides education for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. Headteacher Fenella Dowler said “to be part of the Paralympics torch tour is very important to us as we instil a sense of aspiration within our children. Here, it's not about what they can't do, it's about what they can do and we hope this visit will inspire people to have positive outcomes in their future." It was great to see the pupils getting into the Paralympic spirit, and hopefully they will all enjoy following the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in September.


Chair of Student Council, Kyfer– 23rd March 2016 – Email to Enrichment Lead following a Learning Walk.

Last week I've really enjoyed the learning walk. The primary students from class 1 all loved their own enrichment session, I was very impressed by how much they loved it. The group which do Tennis are really enjoying the session, they are becoming more confident with their skills, and their abilities by learning how to throw or even how to bowl. The gardening group has also done a splendid job. The school from outside looks a lot tidier and cleaner and we definitely want to keep it that way. Finally when I went to the Art room I have seen some amazing work. They did some spray painting last week. My opinion which I thought was colourful and creative. Thank you for last week Sam and I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow morning.


Maria Landy - School Improvement Adviser Visit, May 2016

Following a recent learning walk, where Rosehill’s Chair of the Student Council Kyfer provided monitoring feedback to Maria Landy SEN Schools Advisor, Maria commented: Many thanks and very well done - excellent quality monitoring and feedback evidence - very valuable and much appreciated. I really enjoyed being part of your evaluation of the schools' process Kyfer . I was very impressed with the way the school had continued to improve and is now stronger and more consistently outstanding. The evidence base is of high quality and readily available. I made a few recommendations to improve but overall I was delighted. Very well done all.


Cllr Sam Webster's Visit, 31st March 2016

Thank you for inviting me to Rosehill and sharing with me the positive progress you have already made and the plans the school has to develop even further. It was a pleasure to meet your staff team and some of the young people. It’s clear to see that Rosehill is a fantastic learning environment.


Parent feedback, 26th January 2016

Really great parents meeting – useful discussions around how the school is aiming to support health outcomes for our children.


Martin Smith, Outdoor Education Adviser, 5th January 2016

Most regular and routine visits undertaken at Rosehill School operate under their Off-site Visits policy. Looking back over the last couple of years a wide and varied range of visits have been recorded on EVOLVE, which is to be commended.  Such a baseline of activity shows that the school is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum for its pupils and that the development of life skills and experiences are key to preparing pupils for life beyond the school. The use of the notes system on EVOLVE shows that the school takes the planning of such visits seriously and issues are often picked up by the OVC or senior managers, which are then acted upon. More complex visits that operate outside of the Policy are well planned evidencing a wide range of supporting paperwork as well some very good risk assessments. When additional information on the visit has been requested by the LA the school has responded quickly.


Lauren Seager-Smith, National Coordinator, Anti-Bullying Alliance, 15th December 2015

We are delighted that Rosehill School took part in Anti-Bullying Week 2015 and share our vision to stop bullying. The school clearly has a firm concept of how the little things – like sharing and turn taking create an environment where pupils feel safe and respected. Well done!


Shaun Morris, Nottingham City Council - Passenger Transport Operations Manager, 7th December 2015

I visited Rosehill School today to observe the home to school transport loading at the end of the day. Having observed the vehicles loading everything appeared to go really smoothly the best I can recall ever seeing. Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to everyone at the school involved with marshalling the transport.


Lesley Mifsud, Independent Auditor, 5th November 2015

I visited Rosehill School to write their access audit and accessibility plan. From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel so welcome and this continued throughout my visit. The staff and pupils are definitely one very happy family. Rosehill School is a warm and welcoming school that fosters pride in setting high expectations, working hard and achieving their goals. They are an inclusive school where the talents of all children are recognised, valued and celebrated. They work hard to develop pupils’ self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, physical development, social skills and moral values. They aim to ensure equality for all, enabling their children to reach their potential whilst in their school. The visit was an enjoyable experience and I feel very privileged to have been invited to such an amazing school.