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Whole School Curriculum

For further information about the Whole School Curriculum at Rosehill School please contact The Curriculum Manager Cheryl Steele (Deputy Head): c.steele@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk 


For further information about The EYFS Curriculum and Primary Curriculum (KS1&2) please contact our EYFS and Primary Department Head Kathryn Barnicott: k.barnicott@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk


For further information about The Middle School Curriculum (KS2 & KS3) please contact our Middle School Department Head Claire Waldrom: c.waldrom@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk


For further information about The Upper School Curriculum (KS3 - KS5) please contact our Upper School Post 14 Department Head Samantha SummerRell: S.SummerRell@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk

Our Key Aim

To give all pupils opportunities to make informed choices so they are instrumental in developing their own transition pathway. Each individual pathway will be destination led to maximise prospects of personal achievements, pastime interests and placement options as well as personal development skills that are transferable to a range of settings.


Since January 2016, the entire Whole School Community have successfully participated in our newly established Enrichment Programmes, which means that all pupils have now experienced a diverse range of options in addition to the Whole School Curriculum and EYFS/ National Curriculum/ Foundation Learning requirements (Enrichment Report 2016; Raging from Tia-Chi and Graffiti Art to Hair and Beauty and Beginners Tennis).


Curriculum Coverage 2016 - 2017

We recognise that children at Rosehill School have specific, diverse and individual needs and our new curriculum aims to reflect and meet these. Our ultimate goal is that the children are enabled to be active learners who are moving towards independence, autonomy, control and choice and learning to effectively communicate their needs, wants, and opinions.


Our new curriculum continues to be delivered through a topic-based approach. Teacher feedback (July 2016) emphasises that their freedom to use the topics creatively to cover areas of the curriculum which are relevant to the children they teach, ensures that there is breadth and balance throughout all subjects across the year.


During our summer 2016 curriculum planning phase, we established a 3-Year Curriculum Overview, which enables greater collaboration and interaction at all stages of the teaching and learning process and strengthens cross-curricular links with Fundamental British Values, The Prevent Duty and SMSC. Topics are covered on a half-termly basis and set across EYFS – KS3 Long Term Plans.




It is our vision that a significant number of young people leaving Rosehill School (2017) will access paid employment. Previously, pupils (aged 18+) leaving Rosehill either; access Day Centres (pre-arranged activities), access College to gain Life skills accreditation, and voluntary (unpaid employment). To date, only one pupil has left school and gained paid employment (currently employed as a part time administrative assistant at the school, 3-way job share with two other young people). Our Sixth Form Provision now offers a broader range of accreditation and increased options across the 4 – 19 whole school curriculum.



How are pupils being challenged through the curriculum?

We have identified a number of pupils who are talented in varying areas of the Curriculum and beyond (Enrichment Report 2016) and we have planned enterprise opportunities, internal and external work experience options (taster sessions) and extended options to further develop skills.


The whole school curriculum continues to be taught exceptionally well in our schools and this will be evidenced through planned assessment, teaching and learning observations, learning walks and monitoring of outcomes. Outcomes of children and learners remains high priority and Teaching staff will evidence this through a broad range for sources; Examples include Records of Achievement, Student Council, Assemblies and Enrichment Awards.