At St Rose’s and St Martin’s we give each and every one of our students the individual attention they need to help them achieve their potential. Ours is a happy and nurturing environment where we challenge our students to develop, and provide an exceptional quality of care for them and their whole family.
We provide education, therapy and day and residential care for children and students aged 2 to 25, with a wide range of disabilities, including Autism. In our nursery we have mainstream children, as well as children with disabilities. Many of our students have physical disabilities, as well as sensory, learning and communication difficulties; some also have complex health needs.
Everything we do at St Rose’s and St Martin’s is about the individual; we are very flexible about the programmes we put together for each of our students and we work closely with families to do this. We work together to open up opportunities for our students, empowering them to develop their own sense of independence.
On site we have our own highly skilled and experienced specialist teaching staff and therapists. We offer a range of therapies including physio, speech and language, occupational, aquatic, massage and music. Staff work closely together to encourage social and personal development as well as to support each young person with their learning, achievement and to meet their aspirations.
We celebrate success and personal achievement in many ways and our students enjoy social activities as part of their learning. We offer many extra-curricular activities, including sports, clubs and educational visits. Our beautiful grounds are within walking distance to the centre of Stroud, where our links with the community are strong and well-established.
The inspiring courage of our Catholic founders gives us a strong spiritual ethos. We welcome students of all religions and none. You are welcome to visit to experience the family-feel of St Rose’s and St Martin’s, where we celebrate success and bring opportunity and choice to children and students with disabilities.
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.
Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For the week beginning 30th March 2020 St Rose’s will be shut due to the Coronavirus risk
We hope you and your families are keeping well. We are doing our best to keep in touch with everyone through teachers, therapists and leadership and hope you are feeling supported at this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.
Please could you let us know if you have received the letter from the NHS for your child/young person asking them to isolate for 12 weeks. This will help with our planning for after the Easter holidays.
We have received some useful information about online safety which we thought it would be useful to share with you. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
We have also received a link to some home learning from South Gloucestershire Council which anybody can access
There is a specific link for SEN resources on this page
It is still our intention to open for some young people after Easter in line with any guidance from the government and providing we have safe staffing levels. We will be in touch as soon as we are able to share our plan with you.
You are all very much in our thoughts and we are looking forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.