Roselyn House School is a Section 41 Approved School which means parents have the right to name the school on their child’s EHCP. 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.
This Policy works within the following guidance:
Any enquiry regarding placement for a student at Roselyn House School 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 will make relevant notes regarding each student’s individual requirements.
This will then be discussed internally between the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher as Proprietors of KS Education Limited 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; 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 for a feedback session.
After this visit, further visits can be arranged and the Headteacher/ Deputy Headteacher who will be available to discuss any additional matters.
Once the student and their parent/ carer is satisfied then discussion between the Headteacher/ Deputy Headteacher 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.
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 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.
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.
Reviewed: November 2018