Partnership with Rosehill Methodist Community School
Rosehill Methodist Community School was opened in 2003 and currently has 420 pupils ages 3-11. The Ashton-under-Lyne Circuit has stationed a chaplain who works at the school for an equivalent of two days a week in term time to support the school in its vital work with these children and their families. The school’s vision statement is “All God’s children are gifted and talented.” The work here includes one to one support when needed, working in small “TLC” groups. Leading daily Collective Worship, delivering parts of the R.E and P.H.S.E. curriculum and being a “Foundation” governor. The chaplain is supported greatly in the work by an army of local church volunteers from across the Circuit who give up their time each week to run lunchtime and after school clubs, hear children read and some are also Penpals for pupils. The locality that the school serves is made up of some of the most deprived wards in the areas and there are many challenges in the children’s little lives. There is a great opportunity to live out the Gospel here in a very real way. Shaping tomorrow's future the children yearn for knowledge, understanding, compassion and affirmation.