Support from a range of therapies is a central part of the nurturing, holistic approach that we adopt at St Rose’s and St Martin’s. We aim to give all students the best opportunity to achieve their full potential. We believe in education without barriers with appropriate therapy in place to support this.

Our students face many challenges in their daily lives. The right therapies delivered at the optimal time and place for change helps to turn these challenges into opportunities for development, learning and achievement. We aim for our all of therapeutic input to be motivating, enhancing and empowering.

Therapy at St Rose’s and St Martin’s is delivered in a flexible manner in order to maximise the benefits of intervention to each student. Therapists work alongside teaching and care staff in classrooms, residential settings and in the community. We offer therapy to individuals in the location that will best meet the needs of that person, making optimal use of our dedicated therapy spaces and first rate therapy facilities .

Through our collaborative work, we strive to maximise development of each student, develop confidence in themselves and promote their learning and independence. We aim to work in tandem with students, families and people in their wider communities, always seeking to ensure we are supporting home life and planning ahead to transitions .

We have a dedicated team of on site, specialist therapists working across all age groups. Our therapists work in very close collaboration with each other and all members of the teaching and care teams. We ensure that we share knowledge, expertise and experience at every opportunity. We continually work together to develop an integrated , individual programme for each student, according to each person’s levels of need. We offer a combination of direct 1:1 therapy, group work and training to others to maximise the benefits of therapy input across St Rose’s and St Martin’s.

“The seamless work between education, care and therapists is excellent. This allows pupils to maximise learning opportunities.”

Ofsted, April 2014

Training others to support students’ therapy is an important part of every therapist’s role. We regularly run training events and workshops for families and staff to complement the collaborative approach that we take.

The St Rose’s and St Martin’s therapy department comprises

All of our therapy team are specialists in their field and maintain the highest standards of professional development.




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.