Could you become a volunteer, enriching and extending the opportunities for the students at St Rose’s and St Martin’s? Volunteering at St Rose’s and St Martin’s is a rewarding and inspiring experience.

You may offer new and exciting activities based on your own interests, inspiring staff, children and students alike. You may have specialist knowledge and skills derived from  your professional background, or direct personal experience of caring for a family member who has complex special needs. We welcome groups of volunteers from local employers as part of their own workplace charitable initiatives, who can often achieve amazing results in a short period.

Some volunteers are retired, some are students (aged 18 or over) keen to further their careers and some offer their time to us alongside other employment. With the right motivation and personal qualities, you could become one of our volunteers, dedicated to the education, enjoyment and happiness of the children and students who are at the heart of our work. As a volunteer you would give your time and effort gladly and derive real benefit yourself. You would soon experience the strong sense of family which characterises the whole of St. Rose’s and St Martin’s and extends beyond the classrooms and residences into the wealth of opportunities and activities offered throughout the year. Volunteers may work within Nursery, School, Therapy departments, post-19 centre, the Residential Setting or alongside our Admin or Maintenance staff, according to their skills and aptitude and the needs of the organisation.

For individuals volunteering on a regular basis we follow a formal recruitment. This begins with an informal visit and is followed by formal interview, referencing and appropriate checks by the Data Barring Service. If successful, you would be supervised by a named member of staff. As a volunteer you would attend induction sessions relevant to your area of work; you might also be invited to attend Inset training opportunities alongside employed colleagues. It is hoped that you will enjoy working in partnership with us and be ready to make a long-term commitment, usually of at least one or two days per week for at least six months. We also welcome volunteers to work on short-term intensive projects, such as decorating, gardening or maintenance.

If you are interested in joining our team of Volunteers please contact us admin@stroses.org.uk for more information.



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.