Ofsted May 2018

Ofsted Inspection May 2018 

Ofsted carried out an inspection on the 22nd - 24th of May 2018.  The published report can be downloaded here

All the students and staff team have continued to work hard since the monitoring visit in October 2016. We have been successful in raising the standards in every area of the inspection criteria.  However, we also recognise that there is still work to be done. We would like to thank all members of the Inaura community, including families and students, who helped to make the changes necessary to move the school forward. We will continue to seek advice and guidance to forge new partnerships and opportunities in order to help our students prepare well for their next steps in their educational journey.

'They help us to learn to calm down here.  They help us to like learning again.'  Student's comment to inspector

The full inspection report can be read by following the link below.

Ofsted Inspection Report May 2018

Excerpts from the report:

  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective
  • The new leaders are ambitious for the school.  Under the direction of this team, the school is moving forward.
  • Leaders have ensured that pupils access a wide and varied curriculum, which is adapted to the interests of each pupil.
  • Staff are generally skilled at supporting pupils' emotional and individual needs so that most are ready and able to learn.
  • Staff support the changes that leaders are making and the morale is good.
  • There is a strong sense of team work and confidence about the future direction of the school.
  • Pupils are proud of their school and many attend well.
  • Teaching activities around the school sites are generally calm, purposeful and orderly.  This is due to the skills shown by staff in recognising and supporting pupils' emotional and behavioural challenges.