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Larwood School

Part of Larwood Academy Trust

OFSTED Info

Ofsted Outstanding! Yes, that’s what we are!
 

The overall experiences and progress of children and young people

Outstanding

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The quality of care and support

Outstanding

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How well children and young people are protected

Outstanding

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The impact and effectiveness of leaders and managers

Outstanding

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A highly motivated and committed leadership team provides exemplary direction and support to the well-established and experienced staff. Innovative and creative practice means that children and parents are at the centre of the children’s care and fully included in planning and decision making.

 

Excellent communication between the residential staff and education staff coupled with robust monitoring processes means that staff have the information that they need to identify concerns and to safeguard the children.

 

The children have developed positive relationships with a stable, accomplished and dynamic staff team that interacts well with them in a calm and relaxed manner.

 

The children are treated with dignity and respect, and are taught to respect each other. They are encouraged to help and support each other with independence and daily living.

 

Children are given the opportunity to experience new activities, have fun and to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Staff are not risk averse and they want the children to have the same positive experiences as their peers.

 

The children make excellent progress because of the residential provision. They have improved their behaviours and they have developed their social and independence skills.

 

An independent person carries out robust monitoring visits and spends time engaging Inspection report Larwood School, 28/02/2017 Page 2 of 14 with the children during activities in order to build a rapport with them so as to gain their views.