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Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to The Rise School. Thank you for visiting our website, I hope it provides you with some useful information about our school. I have almost 20 years experience of working in a variety of secondary mainstream and special educational needs schools. During this time I have come to understand that the ‘whole child’ and his or her happiness is the absolute key to their overall success.

I am passionate about providing the very best educational opportunities in our school community. The Rise is a very special place for children and young people to learn, thrive and be happy, hand in hand with our families and carers.

Our school values are Be Kind, Be Resilient, Be Proud. They underpin our community and if you visit us you will see examples of these values in action recorded on our ‘kindness trees’ and celebrated through our rewards system which encourages our pupils to develop empathy and compassion. Our environment is one in which all can feel safe and appreciated for their individual contributions.

Our pupils are some of the most vulnerable children in society and we are passionate about wanting them to blossom and experience success whilst developing confidence and strategies to overcome some of the challenges associated with their autism. I believe that we have a responsibility to ensure we equip our pupils with the confidence and skills to live their lives safely and successfully and go on to take their place within the local community and beyond.

I have the highest expectations and am very aspirational for each and every pupil in our care. We see academic success for our pupils as of equal importance to their social and emotional growth.  We constantly review our practice and provide staff training to ensure we are providing the best possible teaching and learning experience for our pupils.

Our “state of the art” building offers an enormous range of learning and social opportunities to our pupils. In addition to the basic core curriculum we provide a range of really exciting and beneficial learning opportunities such as ‘Forest Schools’, camping and a range of learning opportunities outside the classroom, Meditation & Mindfulness, Dance and mixed martial arts. As our pupils go into Key Stage 4 (14-16 years) we offer a bespoke curriculum that will provide further opportunities from GCSEs to vocational pathways such as catering, horticulture and motor mechanics. I encourage staff to innovate and play to their strengths whilst offering additional opportunities for our pupils to achieve academic success and fulfilment.

Ultimately I am so very proud of the pupils and staff of The Rise, who together ensure that our school is a very special and exciting place for us all to be.

Sarah Roscoe

Head Teacher



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