Joe is a lively member of our Post-16 class and has been at St Rose’s since he was two.

In Post-16, Joe is working towards a number of ASDAN Towards Independence modules.  He is actively involved in making choices about his learning and has lots of input when deciding which modules to work on next.

He is member of the St Rose’s orchestra, playing an instrument called Clarion using Smart Nav technology to capture head movements.   Joe controls which notes he plays on screen, sounding different lengths, patterns and volumes to improvise with his peers and create fantastic new pieces of music.  Joe really enjoys orchestra and the challenges it offers.  He says he is proud of being an orchestra member.

Joe has worked hard over his time at St Rose’s to develop his communication and literacy skills.  He is now a very able user of a high-tech communication aid – and was the subject of a case study presentation at a very well respected AAC conference recently!  He uses his communication aid to access all of his lessons, interact socially with his friends and family and take part in assemblies, school performances and fundraising activities.  His most recent fundraising activity involved his class raising money for CAFOD appeals in Bangladesh and Africa and gave the opportunity to learn about the needs of others and the world beyond school and home.

Joe is a very busy young man and we are very proud of everything that he has achieved!



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.