March 2019: Commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge
As part of the Pledge, Rossie have been recognised for various areas including our commitment to workforce engagement, investing in our young people and paying the Real Living Wage to our employees. Rossie are committed to delivering all nine elements of the pledge, evidencing that we are a forward thinking organisation.
Awards and Accreditation
March 2019: Commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge
Dec 2018: UNICEF Rights Committed Bronze Award
Independent international validation that Rossie is committed to respecting the rights of our young people, and placing them at the centre of decision making and service development/design
Dec 2018: Get Set Beacon School Award
As part of the Get Set Legacy Network from London Olympics 2012, Rossie has been successful in becoming one of the 44 National Beacons Schools across the UK. Rossie is now a registered Level 1 Mountain Biking Centre School in Scotland. This award will help young people and staff become more active, increase physical activities and support our young people in developing leadership skills.
Nov 2018: Nature of Scotland Awards (SNH) – “Awakening a Secret Wood”
Independent national validation that Rossie is committed to young people, staff and the wider community by looking after our environment and maintaining a tranquil setting to visit, live and work.
Sept 2018: Association of Scottish Business Woman National Award – CEO chosen from national competition as: “Professional of the Year” 2018
Independent national validation of the CEO’s excellent leadership of the organisation.
Aug 2018: Montrose Horticultural Society
Several first, second, and third prizes for fruit and vegetables in annual show – local evidence of commitment to, and engaging young people in healthy diet.
July 2018: The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Silver Medal – Pallet Garden competition
Winning entry – ‘From Pallet to Palette’, Rossie’s first ever entry to the ‘All You Can Eat’ competition. National evidence of commitment to, and engaging young people in healthy diet.
July 2018: CREATE 18 – Year of the Young Person
Independent national validation of staff’s and young peoples’ ability to work effectively together in winning funding. Independent evidence of how we develop our young people and include them in developing and improving our services.
July 2018: Kew Gardens – Jasmine’s Garden (funding)
Full funding for ‘magical’ sensory garden designed by young person. Element of funding from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, resulting in Rossie being the only recipient in Scotland of two Kew Awards in 2018. National evidence of our commitment to inclusion.
June 2018: Saltire Awards and Rewards for Hours Achieved in Volunteering
Nationally recognised Saltire Awards helps young people at Rossie reflect on, capture and communicate their learning and development gained through their volunteering experiences. It provides opportunities for young people and staff to be engaged in purposeful and meaningful activities together across communities.
May 2018: John Muir Trust Award – Wild Places (Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share)
Nationally recognised Award helps young people at Rossie reflect on, capture and communicate their outdoor learning and development experiences. It provides opportunities for young people and staff to be engaged in purposeful and meaningful activity together across communities.
May 2018: SQA Qualification Verification
Rossie’s Training Centre met a ‘High Confidence’ level assessed against the new quality assurance framework. This evidences Rossie’s on-going commitment to career long professional learning for all staff
April 2018: SQA Systems Verification
Rossie’s Training Centre achieved recognition for ‘Significant strengths’ in all areas of the staff support and management framework. . This reflects the continued review / improvement of Policy and Practice Standards within the workforce and staff development.
Feb 2018: Grow Wild/Kew Gardens
Rossie’s first grant from Kew Gardens, to develop innovative facilities for young people within Rossie’s grounds. National recognition of innovation.
Feb 2018: Scotland Excel – Innovation
Independent national recognition that Rossie is committed to innovation, on-going learning and improvement.
Feb 2018: Scotland Excel – Workforce Development
Independent national recognition that Rossie is committed to investing in and developing all staff resulting in a high quality workforce.
June 2017: Investors in People – Silver Award
Independent national recognition that Rossie is committed to investing and developing all staff resulting in a high quality workforce.
June 2017: Investors in Young People – Good Practice Silver Award
Independent national recognition that Rossie is committed to investing and developing young staff under the age of 25. New Award.
June 2017: Investors in People – 15 years Continuous Accreditation Award
Independent national recognition that Rossie evidences sustainability in its continuous commitment to investing and developing all staff resulting in a high quality workforce.
Nov 2016: National Living Wage Accreditation
Independent national recognition that Rossie is committed to ensuring all employees are in receipt of payments which will deliver a good quality lifestyle.
Sept 2016: Eat Safe
National accreditation that Rossie provides a recognisable sign of excellence in standards of food hygiene.
June 2016: Introduction of the Child Care Voucher Scheme
Independent evidence that as an employer Rossie wants to support and help staff benefit from all financial Government initiatives, thereby promoting a good work/life balance.
Independent national verification that Rossie is committed to ensuring all relevant staff have the appropriate/necessary skills to carry out their roles safely and to the highest standards. This further adds recognition of our professionally qualified workforce.
Who we help
The Board of Governors and Chief Executive Officer are strongly committed to improvement and providing help and support to Education at Rossie
– HMie Report 2018
We support our young people through all aspects of their stay, while giving them hope for the future. Find out more if you’re a young person looking for more information.
Parents & Carers
We ensure parents and carers are involved in their child’s care plan as much as possible. Find out more if you’re a parent or carer looking for more information.