ROSELYN HOUSE SCHOOL / THE RHISE SERVICE
Roselyn House School is a Section 41 Approved School which means parents have the right to name the school on their child’s EHCP. It is owned by KS Education Limited and the proprietors are the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. However, this should be done in consultation between the Local Authority and Roselyn House School. If a place is available then the EHCP must specify the parent or young person’s preference unless it would not be suitable for the child’s age, ability, aptitude or special educational need; or it would be incompatible with the efficient education of other children; or it would not be an efficient use of resources.
The RHISE Service and The RHISE Centre is part of Roselyn House School and caters for Sixth Form and individualised bespoke programmes.
This Policy works within the following guidance:
Any enquiry regarding placement for a student at Roselyn House School/ The RHISE Service will require a copy of the individual student’s Education and Health Care Plan/ referral notes, together with relevant current assessments.
Once this is received, the Headteacher and Business Manager will make relevant notes regarding each student’s individual requirements. A Placement in Principal form will be completed (PIP).
This will then be discussed internally between the Headteacher, Miss Damerall (Who is also one of the Proprietors) and Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator, Mr Jack Birkenhead and the Business Manager, Mrs Rachel Smith. Following this, the Headteacher and/ or the Business Manager will contact the relevant Education Authority and where necessary, discuss the student with their placement officer.
Any referrals sent will be recorded in a database so that at any time information should be available for inspection.
Once satisfied the school will organise a non-prejudicial visit (NPV); where prospective students, parents/ carers, social workers and educational welfare officers/ family support workers will be invited to attend.
Students and visiting parties will be shown around and offered a full introduction to the facilities, procedures and curriculum on offer; taking into account specific individual needs. At the end of the visit, all will meet with the Headteacher/ Business Manager / Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator for a feedback session.
After this visit, further visits can be arranged to discuss any additional matters. A discussion will take place as to whether school or The RHISE Service is the most appropriate placement, whether a transition period will be appropriate, nurture provision or initial reduced timetable.
Due to Covid-19 protective measures, meetings are available online or outside of school/ RHISE Centre and a video on the school website. Covid secure procedures will take place maintaining social distancing, the wearing of face-coverings and hand washing.
Once the student and their parent/ carer is satisfied then a discussion between the Headteacher/ Teaching and Learning Mentor/ Business Manager will take place in order to arrange a starting date. This is encouraged to begin quickly on agreement so as to reintegrate the individual back into education as soon as possible. There may be delays due to current covid restrictions and Bubbles.
The student and their family will be given details of ‘induction’ together with a prospectus and consent forms.
The student will be collected each day from home and transported to school. See Transport Policy.
Roselyn House School/ The RHISE Service will develop strong links between school and home and issues arising from individual behaviour will be honest and open for discussion at any time with the relevant staff.
Roselyn House School is a school which caters for the needs of individual students who demonstrate a range of social, emotional and mental health difficulties. However, this school reserves the right to refuse admission to students who demonstrate extreme behaviours, where Roselyn House School feels it cannot meet those specific requirements.
Students who may require one to one or two to one supervision will be considered so as to ensure an adequate staff supervision ratio. Due regard will be made to the appointment of appropriate staff or use of external agencies/ therapists.
A student may also be placed on a permanent or temporary RHISE (Roselyn House Individual Support Education) timetable, which is bespoke to their needs and agreed with the placing authority, parents and young person. This may consist of reduced hours, as this has been agreed by all parties, to be more beneficial at the current time for the student. Students on a RHISE Programme will have Roselyn House School (The RHISE Service) named on their EHCP.
Individuals who have a history of misuse of illegal substance, violence involving a weapon and arson may not be considered for admission.
Admissions will also be accepted on a short-term assessment basis where the future of the student would be determined on a one to one assessment programme of learning support.
Procedures following Admission
The school keeps an admission register which contains an index in alphabetical order of all the students at the school and the following information about each student:
The admission register will be kept on the school database and a printout is made at least once a year.
We will inform the relevant local authority of any student who is going to be removed from the admission register where they:
In order to promote safeguarding with our young people it is important for us to keep in direct communication with the placing authority and inform them when a student has gone off roll. This allows the authority to identify students who are missing education and be able to track those who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. If a student hasn’t attended school for up to 10 consecutive days, the authority will be informed and school will contact relevant people in order to ascertain the whereabouts of the student. (See Safeguarding Policy)
Reviewed: June 2021
The school health team will continue to operate throughout the covid-19 pandemic.
Should you need to access the school health team then please telephone
0300 247 0040 or email email@example.com.
The confidential chat health text service is available to students Mondays to
Friday between the hours of 9-5. The text number is 07507330510