Rosie joined Us in a Bus in 2014, having gained a little experience in mainstream school working with children on a one-to-one basis, but focusing primarily on supporting children and young people in SEN schools. Rosie completed a six-week training course, learning about the approach known as Intensive Interaction, and focused on this method of ‘tuning-in’ with young people to build a relationship, have a conversation in their language, and use this connection to attempt to achieve greater engagement in the curriculum!
Rosie is working towards completing a degree in Health and Social Care with The Open University, focusing on ‘Health and Wellbeing’, and she volunteers with Diabetes UK- a charity very close to her heart, offering Support weekends to families with children newly diagnosed with Type One diabetes, and week-long holidays to children and teenagers with diabetes – sharing knowledge, experience and of course, empathising, thanks to her experience of living with the condition.
Rosie’s studying, volunteering and her little boy take up most of her spare time, but she does (occasionally!) find time for socialising, reading, baking, drawing, up-cycling, crocheting and attending fitness classes – thanks to the help of a friend also known as ‘coffee’!