Rosewood Independent School

Rosewood Independent School specialises in bespoke educational provision on a 1:1 and very small group basis. We accept students on an alternative provision basis through www.total-tuition.com.

Ages 6-16, Northumberland Education

Operating as usual

[09/20/21]   The schools-based immunisation team have shared some important and guidance for students/parents/carers regarding the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15.

- Covid-19 Vaccination Guide for Children and Young People
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1017171/PHE_12073_COVID-19_guide_for_all_CYP.pdf

- What to expect after your Covid-19 Vaccination Guidance for Children and Young People
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1008090/PHE_12073_COVID-19_What_to_expect_CYP_leaflet.pdf

As we receive further information regarding the Covid-19 Vaccination for Children and Young People, we will share it with you.

Teach Your Kids to Avoid Online Scams 17/09/2021

Teach Your Kids to Avoid Online Scams

Think before you click!
Social media scams are a risk on all of our social media networking sites.... learn the signs!

Errors
Many Internet scams are rife with grammatical and spelling errors. If you receive messages laden with such errors about a “great deal” or contest, it’s probably a scam, even if it comes from a “friend.” However, there are plenty of Internet scams that contain flawless wording, as it’s one of the ways scammers make their messages look legitimate.

Foreign offers
Messages from “foreign princes” claiming you need to help them transfer thousands of dollars, and simply have to pay the $150 wiring fee to enjoy a cut of the money, are now-classic online scams.

Emotional manipulation
Manipulating emotions is another common scammer trick. Financial stress, loneliness, and frustration are examples of the emotional states scammers prey on. They might not ask for money, but they will insist on personal information, which they will then use to steal identities.

Talent searches
“Kids talent searches” are types of scams that target children specifically. These scams might suggest that a child joins a particular modeling agency or accepts an invitation for a screen test. They may seem real at first, but they always ask for money to continue “working” with the agency.

Scholarship scams
Another scam that targets children is scholarship scams. They claim to be recognising children for academic achievement but, as with talent scams, require paying significant upfront fees.

Communication
When it comes to recognising scams, keep communication open and clear with your children. Stress that they should always come to you about any suspicious messages or pop-ups they receive, and regularly discuss online scam signs if Internet usage is a big thing in your house. Scammers rely on children’s innocence, so consider limiting Internet time in your home until you’re certain the kids are scam-savvy enough.

Taken from: https://uk.norton.com/internetsecurity-online-scams-teach-your-kids-to-avoid-online-scams.html

Teach Your Kids to Avoid Online Scams Surfing the Internet means possible exposure to online scams, something your kids might not know about. If you allow them to go online, it’s important you discuss online scams as many target children.

[09/01/21]   We hope you have all had a lovely and relaxing summer holiday. We return to school on Tuesday 7th September for the start of the Autumn Term and look forward to welcoming your children back.

The summer holidays appear to have flown by as usual and by the looks of it, we will be returning to school in our winter woolies!

We do have some information to share for returning:

Covid information
As you will be aware Covid is still with us and despite our best hopes, schools have been issued with revised guidelines regarding testing in schools for secondary age (year 7 and above) pupils.

For children from year 7 onwards Government advice in relation to Covid suggests two Covid tests are taken on school premises during the first week back. We are planning for the tests to take place on the mornings of Tuesday 7th and Friday 10th. Once the two tests have been taken on site, children will then be asked to take two lateral flow tests at home on a Sunday and Wednesday evening. Your child will be issued with lateral flow tests from school.

If your child tests positive, your child must remain at home and a PCR test must be sought as soon as possible. The results of the test should be relayed to school as soon as they are known so as action can be taken by school as appropriate.

Any child who is feeling unwell or who is displaying signs of Covid will be sent home. We ask that no child is sent into school if they are displaying any of the following common symptoms of Covid:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
There are of course other symptoms which may be associated with covid such as headache, diarrhea and sickness, feeling sick and general nausea. Again we would ask if your child is displaying any of these symptoms that they remain at home and a PCR test is obtained.

We have a revised risk assessment in place as well as revised procedures which are in line with Government guidance. We still have stringent cleaning controls in place on both the YMCA and Stannington site and would remind all children from year 7 and above that face masks must be worn in the communal/public areas of the YMCA.

Uniform
All children are issued with a uniform when they start at Rosewood/Total Tuition and we expect the uniform code to be adhered to. Children should wear their uniform to school unless there are exceptional circumstances which should be made in writing to the headteacher.
To request to purchase any additional uniform, please contact Julie in the school office.

Mobile phones
We have revised our mobile phone policy for secondary aged students and would advise parents/carers that children must not use their mobile phone during lesson times. The phone must be stored in a bag/pocket/locker. We understand a mobile phone is an essential piece of equipment for most children but children must also understand that whilst in school, phones must not be used or accessed during lesson time. A copy of the revised policy will be available on the website and will be sent home to parents/carers. We will call parents/carers to collect mobile phones in person if there are repeated incidents relating to mobile phones.

Lunches
We provide hot lunches for all of our children across both sites. No payment is necessary -your child just has to let us know on the day. There are a range of options to choose from and the meals really are delicious!

Primary
Please remember to send your child into school with a full change of clothing and some Wellies as they are outdoors most of the time (even in the rain) at our Stannington site taking part in outdoor learning and Forest School adventures! Please also name the items.
We will send a full list home in the first week to enable you to prepare a bag of essentials which you are welcome to leave securely in the centre.

[08/12/21]   🌟News Flash for GCSE students!🌟

We are absolutely delighted at the results received today!

Despite living through the most challenging years in education, you have demonstrated resilience and strength.

Every achievement is a stepping stone to reaching your dreams and being the best version of yourself. We have every faith that you will continue to achieve and succeed!

We are so proud of you and your achievements, and we wish you the best of luck as you move onto your next steps.

🥳

15/07/2021

I am so proud of the work produced by our students this week as they have been learning about the Hands Up Education in Action charity.

They have spent nearly 2 weeks learning about the country, culture, and the charity. Some of our students have even exchanged PenPal letters with the children in Kenya! We can't wait to share the photos.

Well done to the staff and students for an excellent display of global citizenship.

I am so proud of the work produced by our students this week as they have been learning about the Hands Up Education in Action charity.

They have spent nearly 2 weeks learning about the country, culture, and the charity. Some of our students have even exchanged PenPal letters with the children in Kenya! We can't wait to share the photos.

Well done to the staff and students for an excellent display of global citizenship.

Photos from Rosewood Independent School's post 14/07/2021

The children have been using nature to create art whilst learning outdoors today... leaves, grass, berries, and twigs from our own garden.

Amazing job!

Photos from Rosewood Independent School's post 12/07/2021

Our students are learning about Kenya for the last 2 weeks of term as they support our charity, Hands Up Education in Action.

Check out some of their lovely artwork!

10/07/2021

A huge thank you to Rosewood Independent School for capturing some lovely photos of Elvie. She loves her weekly visits to Rosewood with Play Therapist Debbie, working with the children but especially loves their fabulous garden and forest school.

#playtherapist #playtherapy #therapydog #dogslife #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #wellbeing #emotionalhealth #schoollife #northeastengland #northumberland

09/07/2021

This weekend sees a historic event for mens football. The England football team has reached the final of the UEFA cup! England have not been in a major final or been cup winners for 55 years!
The ladies England team reached the finals in 1984 and 2009!

So, this weekend, especially Sunday night, enjoy cheering on the England team and be proud that you are part of a little bit of history. It is lovely to see the world getting back to normal after the year we have had so enjoy yourself but remember hands, face, space!

This weekend see if you can:
* Learn the National Anthem and sing it loudly with the England team at 8pm on Sunday night
* See how many of your friends and family you can annoy by singing, "It's coming home!" loudly at least every 5 minutes
*Stay up and watch past your bedtime! Cheer England loudly!

Whatever you do stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in school on Monday in your football strips or dressed in red white and blue to show support for our amazing England team.

This weekend sees a historic event for mens football. The England football team has reached the final of the UEFA cup! England have not been in a major final or been cup winners for 55 years!
The ladies England team reached the finals in 1984 and 2009!

So, this weekend, especially Sunday night, enjoy cheering on the England team and be proud that you are part of a little bit of history. It is lovely to see the world getting back to normal after the year we have had so enjoy yourself but remember hands, face, space!

This weekend see if you can:
* Learn the National Anthem and sing it loudly with the England team at 8pm on Sunday night
* See how many of your friends and family you can annoy by singing, "It's coming home!" loudly at least every 5 minutes
*Stay up and watch past your bedtime! Cheer England loudly!

Whatever you do stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in school on Monday in your football strips or dressed in red white and blue to show support for our amazing England team.

Photos from Rosewood Independent School's post 06/07/2021

Well done to the winners of our story-writing competition!

We were so impressed by the quality of entries received, and although a difficult one to judge, we are pleased to share with you the winning entries from our primary and secondary settings.

I think we are going to see the names of some of our young writers on the shelves one day soon! 📖

Congratulations!! 👏👏👏

04/07/2021

And a BIG thank you to all of the staff, students, and all involved with keeping our school and alternative provision open and operational throughout the pandemic.
You have gone above and beyond during a very challenging year, and we are so grateful!

Today is Thank You Day.
A day to say a huge public Thank You to all those who have kept going, kept us going and will continue to keep on going until this crisis is a distant memory.

Thank you.

Thank you to the children who took it all in their stride.
Thank you to Headteachers and senior leaders who deciphered Government emails at midnight and spent Bank Holidays rearranging the nation's education system so children could learn and teachers could teach.
Thank you to the parents who had no idea what a fronted adverbial was (or is if they were honest) but googled it and learned with their children.
Thank you to those siblings who shared, tables, resources, equipment and parental time so everyone had a chance to learn.
Thank you to those individuals and companies who provided computers, dongles and internet access for those where there was little or none before.
Thank you to all those who trained as teachers or TAs but who overnight became IT technicians, Social workers, food providers, counsellors, Mental health first aiders and shoulders to cry on.
Thank you to those who safeguarded the vulnerable.
Thank you to those who patiently, and for the eleventy billionth time, explained Google Classroom, Seesaw, Purple mash, Google Drive, Zoom and any other online learning platform to children, parents and colleagues until they finally got it.
Thank you to those who couldn't work from home, so went into work and just got on with it.
Thank you to all school staff for their adaptability and willingness to go the extra mile.
Thank you to those who saw hungry children and were not prepared to allow others to shirk their duty by not feeding them.
Thank you to those who set up, ran and volunteered at testing sites and vaccination centres.
Thank you to those who donated to a food bank, made a meal for a neighbour or who shared a socially distanced doorstep coffee with someone who was shielding alone.
Thank you to those who saw someone having a bad day and cheered them up with a smile.
Thank you to all those who waved and said "hello," when previously they may have walked on by.

For all you have done already and for all you may still have to do in the future.

THANK YOU!
#ThankYouDay

Fundraising Drive, organized by Jennifer Wood 29/06/2021

Fundraising Drive, organized by Jennifer Wood

https://gofund.me/0516e6c1

Hands Up! is an educational charity working with children in Kenya. It works with children who are at risk of living on the streets, children in a school in a slum, and children in a juvenile remand home. It was set up by the owner of Total Tuition nearly 10 years ago.

Our setting (Total Tuition alternative provision and Rosewood Independent School) have developed links with the charity and have achieved the Foundation International Schools Award for our work so far. We have shared letters and photos with children in Kenya and have learnt more about life for them.

From 5th July, we will be spending 2 weeks learning more about the charity and raising money to support the projects. We are doing this through a sponsored sporting challenge and through a Dragon's Den style project. We will be given £5 in our groups and our challenge is to turn it into as much money as possible! We will also be learning more about Kenya as a country and more about the culture and wildlife.

We will be using this experience towards achieving the next level of International Schools Award.

We have a target of £250 as a whole setting, and hope you can make a small donation to help us reach our goal.

Thank you!!

Fundraising Drive, organized by Jennifer Wood Hands Up! is an educational charity working with children in Kenya. It works with children who are at… Jennifer Wood needs your support for Fundraising Drive

Photos from Rosewood Independent School's post 22/06/2021

Wow! Forest School has been getting busy...!!!

22/06/2021

A wonderfully colourful creation by one of our Primary students whilst outdoor learning this week!

A wonderfully colourful creation by one of our Primary students whilst outdoor learning this week!

Photos from Rosewood Independent School's post 22/06/2021

'"Be proud of who you are, who you've been, and who you'll become."

This excellent poster was produced by one of our secondary students to celebrate Pride Month.

It is up in the Secondary department and is a really lovely display which promotes equality and diversity.

A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education - The Education Hub 20/06/2021

A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education - The Education Hub

A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education:

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has today written to secondary school and college parents and guardians in England to talk about the importance of regular testing when it comes to keeping covid out of the classroom.

The Prime Minister announced on 14 June that step 4 of the roadmap would have to be paused for up to four weeks because of the spread of the new variant.

With the increase in cases with variants of concern, it is important to continue regular testing in order to detect cases of coronavirus, stay ahead of the virus and keep covid out of the classroom.

This means that regular asymptomatic testing for all will continue, and we need you and your children who are in secondary school or college to carry on testing at home, twice a week.

As you know, testing has been playing a vital role in our response to the virus. It is helping to break chains of transmission by identifying asymptomatic positive cases quickly. This means those who test positive can self-isolate, keeping other pupils and students in face-to-face education. Reporting all test results, positive or negative, helps the health experts have a clearer picture of any potential outbreaks in different parts of the country.

I want to thank you all for your efforts so far. I know that this has been an enormously challenging time for families, who have faced many pressures over the past 18 months. Your continued support in helping us fight the virus has been vital.

Secondary pupils and college students, households and their bubbles, along with school and college staff have now completed more than 50 million tests since these were introduced back in January. That really is an incredible number and we need you to continue your efforts.

It is wonderful to see so many children back in school and through your actions we can work together to keep everyone safe ensuring we can also keep your children in school with their friends.

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP Secretary of State for Education

https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/06/18/a-letter-to-secondary-school-and-college-parents-in-england-on-continuing-regular-covid-19-testing-from-gavin-williamson-secretary-of-state-for-education/?utm_source=18%20June%202021%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education - The Education Hub The Education Hub is a site for parents, pupils, education professionals and the media that captures all you need to know about the education system. You’ll find accessible, straightforward information on popular topics, Q&As, interviews, case studies, and more.

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"Since attending Total Tuition my son has come on leaps and bounds. He's better at sharing and understanding that his behaviour has an impact on others around him, and educationally he's doing brilliantly."

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