Rowden House School is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 11 to 19 years with severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
We offer day and residential placements ranging from 38 to 52 weeks. Each student has their own learning programme which meets each learners needs in an holistic way. We place strong emphasis on developing students communication skills and improving behaviours. Young people receivespecialised input from clinical professionals, including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Clinical and Educational Psychology.
All our students are individuals in their own right and we value their diversity. Our aim is to support all of the young people in our care to fulfil their potential, develop their independence and equip them with the skills for adulthood.
We encourage all our students to develop a positive self image, promoting their ability to express their personal preferences through informed choice. This develops confidence, enabling them to realise their full potential and grow into happy and healthy adults.
How is a decision made about the type and level of support my child will receive?
This is determined through the requirements in your child’s Statement of Special Education Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan and other information gained during the referral and the assessment process.
After we have assessed your child we send our assessment report to the local authority. This report will give details of the level of support we feel your child requires. The local authority and other agencies then review the report and agree whether or not to fund your child’s placement at the school.
We will plan the young person’s transition with you, as well as professionals to ensure this is as smooth as possible.
How will staff support my child?
We work in a interdisciplinary way, where care and education are integrated. We are unique in our approach in that the care staff support students in the home as well as the school, ensuring consistency across both settings. Evidence shows that this is the best way for young people to thrive and develop their independence.
We have an experienced staff team who receive comprehensive ongoing training to keep them up to date with latest practice. Young people are supported by our on site support services which include a Consultant Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist and Health Promotions Manager.
All young people have a Placement Plan which includes health and wellbeing. This is reviewed in consultation with the Health Promotions Manager. Each young person is registered with the local GP, Dentist and Opticians. If required they have access to the CAMHS service. We encourage the use of community health appointments but for students who are not ready to attend these we develop individualised health care access. This enables young people to become familiar with different locations and health professionals at their own pace.
We support young people to be active and eat a healthy diet as this is essential in supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Staff are trained in the following healthcare:
- Mental Health