News and events

April 2024 - TRS Little Farm

We are very excited to announce that The Rosewood School has installed an animal paddock at our Staplehurst school, enabling pupils from all of our schools the opportunity to spend time outdoors, tending to the daily care of our visiting sheep, ponies, and donkeys. 

Taking responsibility for the care of animals can provide a focus away from the traditional classroom, improving outlook and reducing anxiety.  TRS Little Farm offers our pupils access to facilitated animal-assisted learning opportunities, ground-based exercises designed to help practice mindfulness with the animals, which in turn can help build self-confidence, improve communication skills, and support cognitive functioning.

Interactions with animals has long been recognised as a strategy for boosting wellbeing and improving mental health. There is much research looking into both the physical and emotional benefits of spending time outdoors and working alongside nature.

January 2024 - Beyond the Classroom

We are happy to report that our Beyond the Classroom curriculum that started in term 2 is going very well.  The young people at all of our schools can choose to widen their curriculum opportunities each week by attending some excellent workshops.  A massive thank you to all the businesses that have been working with us, our young people are learning some great skills :)

The curriculum page 'Beyond the Classroom' will give you a flavour of the workshops that are taking place each term. 

September 2023 - Destinations

Quote from Lili who is doing Level 3 Health & Social Care at Ashford College: "I’m really enjoying it and I’m enjoying the independence of it. Everyone is really nice and I think I want to look into foster care work in the future!"

Quote from Bradley who is doing Level 3 Entrepreneurship at Canterbury Academy:

"I am loving the freedom and flexibility I have in the 6th form.  We work hard but we are treated like adults and the opportunities are one of a kind!

If it weren't for TRS I wouldn't be here."

TRS is incredibly proud of our Y11 leavers who are settling well into their onward provisions.

Pupils have progressed to a range of different provisions across Kent including 6th forms, colleges, study programmes at smaller training provisions, online providers and apprenticeships.  We wish them well in their new adventures!