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Parents - Sports Day - 10th July 2019

My child and I had an amazing sports day! We tried every activity and my child really pushed hard. We could hardly keep up! Then we had some lovely quality time with the lovely Anya. Loved it!


Today's been fantastic and everything brilliant.


Great time had!


Really enjoyed todays sports day. Lots of fun inside and outside.


We have had a lovely time today, playing and watching in the activities.


Had a great sports day, really enjoyed it and had fun joining in.


Fantastic morning at sports day. Very well organised, all staff very, very helpful. Was lovely to see everyone.


Very creative and awesome activities. It was exciting watching the kids doing all the different tasks and exercises.


We are so happy to see our son on sports day. He was perfect, happy and enjoyed the day. Great day!


Today's been fantastic and has gone brilliantly. Being here it is clear to see the fantastic job all the staff are doing to help my son. Thank you!


Parents - Sports Day - 4th July 2019

Sports Day at Lee Westwood is one of my favourite events in the calendar, all taking part and I have never seen so many smiles.


Well done Rosehill School! The sports day was full of fun. All the kids participated and enjoyed themselves. I enjoyed myself as well and am looking forward to next year.


It was fantastic. Not only was it great to see my child in action, but watching all the kids enjoying themselves was great to see :)


Great sports day and lovely atmosphere. Celebrating achievements across the board.


Sports Day was really well organised, set at the right level and involved all! My child loved it and coped well. Well done, a positive day!


Exceptional morning, really well organised and the children loved it.


A fantastic event. They all seemed to find the outing fun. Great having helpers this year, they made it so much better! Lovely to see the staff working with our kids and letting us parents join in! Lovely facilities and great that they let you use them.


We had a great time at sports day. It was nice to see my child in the school environment with all his friends and teachers. I think it would be good to have some space for children who didn't want to follow activities, so they have a great time without feeling the pressure to do what other children are doing.


What a fantastic sports day! I was over the moon at how my child coped, hence giving them lots of praise and cuddles. Well done Rosehill for organising the event. I know I speak for other parents too, we are thrilled how the teachers involved our children.


Amazing sports day and really well organised. My child had so much fun and it was lovely that parents and grandparents could be involved.


Great sports event for the pupils. Well organised and great inclusion and involvement from parents. Great venue, many thanks to all at Rosehill.


Schools Improvement Advisor - 1st July 2019

The school environment throughout is very bright and welcoming. Displays of pupils' work are plentiful and of a very high standard. This reflects the hard work of pupils and of staff.


It is wonderful to see such a dedicated staff team and the high quality provision pupils receive as a result.


Parent  - RSE Workshop - 28th June 2019

Thanks for the meeting, always good to see how certain topics are dealt with. Brilliant as always.


Parent - RSE Workshop - 28th June 2019

Great parents meeting this morning. Always informative.


Mel Vella - Drug Education Trainer - 27th June 2019

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to organise the morning of workshops around making healthy, good and safe choices. I also thank all staff sitting in on the sessions. They enhanced the value of the workshops, with their support and input.


The students were great, and we had some really good sessions. They were welcoming and their behaviour and engagement was a credit to the ethos of the school. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and staff. I also loved seeing the work you have all been doing in school, and look forward to returning.


Director of Education - 27th June 2019

A wonderful visit to see and hear the brilliant RSE work. Inspiring as ever. Thank you all (and I enjoyed a good boogie too!)


Councillor Chantal Lee - 27th June 2019

Thank you so much for having me at your brilliant RSE day!


Voyage Care - 19th June 2019

A lovely friendly environment. Nice to see all students involved in the activities. Particular thank you for the informative share.


Transform TSA - 14th June 2019

We really enjoyed looking around the school and seeing the children engaged in the assembly and their lessons. Thank you for having us.


Twinkl - 12th June 2019

We have had the most fantastic time seeing all of the wonderful ways you communicate in the school with such care and thought! Thank you for welcoming us.


Transition Fair - 7th June 2019

Very well organised event. Good to see lots of other providers attending. Really useful for parents/carers.


Really useful, great to find out more about the school and speaking with the parents was very beneficial. Well planned and good flow of people.


Lots of useful information. Discovered lots of new services I didn't know about. Everybody was very helpful and good literature to take home.


Autism Training - 3rd June 2019

Enjoyed delivering training today - engaged and fun staff. Hope it was useful.


SEN Team - 22nd May 2019

A fantastic school and facilities. We were made very welcome. Thank you.


Health & Safety  Governor - 16th May 2019

Visual H&S visit to school. Pupils and staff were very welcoming. School was incredibly tidy and clean.


Interviewee - 13th May 2019

I spent the day at your AMAZING school! I was impressed by the lovely children and staff.


Interviewee - 10th May 2019

I had a lovely day interviewing at Rosehill. All of the staff were so welcoming and the children were a pleasure to teach. Thank you for having me.


Princes Trust - 9th May 2019

Visit with Natalie (teacher) - A lovely school, so bright and welcoming!


Student, Huntingdon Academy - 7th May 2019

I wanted to thank you for organising the trip to Rosehill School today. It was a fantastic day and an extremely valuable experience. Autism and SEN in general are not thoroughly covered through university, I feel, so today has been extremely informative. The staff are fantastic and the pupils so wonderful so whilst it was only a day, there is a lot I have taken from it. I am looking forward to further training in June.


Student - 7th May 2019

Thank you for an amazing day! I've loved working with the class and hope to visit again soon!


NHS Staff - 2nd May 2019

What a lovely school. Very well organised policy and procedures very obvious within school. Visit with the headteacher and safeguarding officer, school has a very robust medication procedures and policies in place. Environment is very well managed and pleasant.


Autism Awareness Training - 2nd May 2019

Head of Learning, Nottingham Contemporary "Thank you for the successful training session at Rosehill. Please do pass on my thanks to our guest speaker too! His answers were really generous and insightful. Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge with us Cheryl".


Really helpful to hear from a parent and see the practical workings of the school. Some really helpful information.


Lots for us to think about. It would be great to share with you as we make changes. Thank you for your expertise and generosity sharing your experiences. Really useful.


Amazing, brilliant and really inspiring, and also practical!


Very clear, especially useful to speak to a parent and the resources.


Prospective Parent - 1st May 2019

Very well resourced. Clean and organised. Looks like a great place for my child. Thanks a million.


Becky, Huntingdon Academy - 1st May 2019

It was great to meet with the Head and Deputy Head today to have passionate conversations about teaching and learning, and how we can work together as a team to provide quality continual development. Like minded people working in partnership.


CEO Nottingham Schools Trust - 30th April 2019

I was fortunate enough to visit Rosehill School on a day students were engaged in activities led by the Handmade Theatre Company. Whilst my visit was brief, students were overwhelmingly engaged and motivated by the theatre team. I was greeted by a student who was confident, courteous and keep to demonstrate their enthusiasm.


Parent - Communication Workshop - 4th April 2019

I just wanted to say thank you for today, I really enjoyed it and can't wait to get my childs book. I think it will be really good for us all as a family


NQT Training - 4th April 2019

I really enjoyed seeing all of the work on display, especially the art.


Friendly and informative visit - tea, coffee and biscuits were a great touch!


Thank you for letting us walk around your school and look at all of your wonderful work!


Fantastic school! What a wonderful experience.


Thank you for our wonderful visit to your school. I have seen some fabulous work and beautiful art on my visit.


Megan Hood - 3rd April 2019

What a lovely school you have here at Rosehill! Thank you for showing me around and for being so friendly and welcoming. I hope to visit again soon :)


Ruth Bolstridge - 3rd April 2019

Thank you all for letting me look around your wonderful school! I saw lots of great smiles and waves which tell me what a fab place to be this is.


Pinewood Infant School - 3rd April 2019

Thank you for a great visit to look at the use of communication boards! Great children and staff, really helpful :)


Fernwood Primary - 2nd April 2019

Thank you so much for a great look round. Lots of ideas I can take for communication aids and inclusive provision :)


Schools Improvement Officer - 19th March 2019

Fantastic visit! The school continues to look beautiful and inviting. Lots of fresh displays on walls showing the school is jam packed full of excellent work! Another fantastic day, thank you!


Zoolab - 19th March 2019

Lovely as teachers were very understanding and good at keeping the children under control around the animals.


Rebecca - Dance Equations - 8th March 2019

What a great Maths Week! I loved working with all the children and staff this week - we had fun dancing about Maths!


Headteacher at Foxwood Academy - 27th February 2019

A quick message to say thank you for accommodating one or more of our staff members on their school visit on the 11th February. We ask all staff to visit local special or mainstream schools in February so that they can bring back examples of good practice and watch other teachers and teaching assistants in new and different environments. Our staff appreciate the opportunity and we really appreciate your hospitality. I'm certain it has a positive impact on our children and young people. The feedback was really positive.


Foxwood Academy - 11th February 2019

Lovely to see all the art work, children look happy and staff friendly, thank you!


Visitor - 4th February 2019

A great tour of a very happy school. Lovely to meet the staff and some of the school.


Nottingham Fire Service - 28th January 2019

We visited from Red Watch, London Road Fire Station with our fire engine to show the pupils and staff what the fire engine is about as part of their topic 'People who help us' The staff and pupils really engaged with us and enjoyed our visit. the visit included a sit in the fire engine, looking at the equipment and seeing the blue lights and spraying some water from the hose reel.


Visitor - 21st January 2019

Fantastic tour around this beautifully kept and complex school. It really feels loved and cherished.


Visitor - 19th January 2019

A wonderful place to be! Pupils so calm and engrossed in their work! Wow!


Collaborate Digital Limited - 18th January 2019

It's almost a year since we were with you delivering our consent workshop in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police and our team still talk with fondness about your pupils and the fantastic way they engaged with the workshop.


Parent - 12th December 2018

Rosehill is fantastic! Love everything about the staff, the school and their ethics. So glad my sons got in.


Parent - 23rd November 2018

It's nice to have a day off work and be able to attend the siblings meeting. Lovely to meet other parents and share experiences.


Visiting Professional - 19th November 2018

What a fantastic school! ~The passion from the staff was obvious to all.


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 memory's 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.