Ofsted Residential Special School - Children's Social Care
Inspection Date - 08/12/2010
This was an announced, three day inspection of boarding provision and the school was inspected against the residential special school national minimum standards. The inspection process also included the monitoring of the school's progress in addressing the recommendations made at the previous inspection.
At the time of the inspection there were 51 children in boarding provision; 13 girls and 15 boys took an active part in the inspection process. Furthermore, prior to the inspection, 32 boarders and 11 parents completed survey questionnaires to contribute their views about the operation of the boarding provision.
The school provides a good standard of boarding provision, with some outstanding features. Children are looked after by competent boarding staff and parents appreciate the kindness and the good, individual support staff give to their children. The promotion of children's health and well-being is excellent. Children are encouraged to develop their interests, helped to make and sustain friendships and are supported to take part in community activities. The inspection identified shortfalls in some management processes and recording practices, the staff training programme and in relation to some facilities provided in boarding houses.
The overall quality rating is good.
This is an overview of what the inspector found during the inspection.
Helping children to be healthy - outstanding
Protecting children from harm - good
Helping children achieve well & enjoy what they do - outstanding
Helping children make a positive contribution - outstanding
Achieving economic wellbeing - good
Organistation - good
Outstanding - this aspect is of exceptionally high quality
Good - this aspect is strong