Top Ofsted score completes 'outstanding' hat-trick at Treloar's

Tuesday 28th April 2020 10:27 am
Treloar’s hosted its annual Good Posture Week in March, led by the teams of therapists as an initiative to advocate good posture for students ()

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OFSTED has once again rated Treloar School’s residential provision ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

Inspectors spent three days in March at the Holybourne-based school for disabled children and young adults – in one of Ofsted’s last inspections before the coronavirus lockdown.

The result, announced on Monday, continues the ‘outstanding’ rating across the board for Treloar’s; for the quality of education in the school and college, and a Care Quality Commission rating of ‘outstanding’ overall for its care and residential provision.

In particular, Ofsted noted:

* “Children make exceptional progress as a result of spending time in the residential provision. They thrive because of the trusting relationships they have with staff. They feel understood and cared for by staff who know them well and who are sensitive to their needs.”

* “The use of technology to support communication and independence is innovative and the school is at the forefront of practice in this area. Children flourish through an aspirational focus on their independence. Children exceed expectations; they become confident that their disability does not define them, and that they are able to achieve and be all they can be.”

* “The management team has an excellent understanding of the needs and experiences of the children accessing the residential service, and has excellent oversight of children’s plans and progress. This insight is well informed by the close partnership work of the school’s multi-disciplinary team.”

Principal Martin Ingram said: “I am so pleased Ofsted has recognised the commitment and professionalism of our staff and the determination and talent of our students.”

Helen Goodenough, head of residential services, added: “It is tremendous that Ofsted have identified so many key strengths and that staff and students feel so well-supported. House manager, Julie Bodnar has developed a truly inspirational team.”

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