New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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OFSTED Report

The Ofsted Care Report of 2017 found all areas to be OUTSTANDING

Summary of Key Findings

The residential provision is outstanding because:

  • Children and young people make excellent progress as a result of their experiences at school. This often exceeds the expectations of professionals
  • Whole school communication is excellent. All children and young people benefit from the collaborative and meticulous approach of staff
  • Safety and security is prioritised and embedded in every aspect of the running of the school.
  • Children and young people live in an inclusive environment where disability is not accepted as a barrier to experiencing a full and enriched life
  • Children and young people make and sustain friendships with their peers, which adds considerable value to their life experiences
  • A highly motivated and dedicated staff team have the skills, ability and knowledge to deliver a consistently high and nurturing level of care
  • The voices of children and young people are prioritised. Their views and opinions are regularly sought and acted upon
  • Feedback from children and young people, their parents and other professionals is unanimously excellent.
  • The school has a highly qualified and experienced management team. Monitoring is robust and drives forward improvements to the service for children and young people’s benefit
  • The use of research is integral of everyday practice

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The Ofsted School Report of 2014 found most areas to be GOOD, with one area Outstanding

Summary of Key Findings

This is a good school:

  • The headteacher and other leaders are highly ambitious for the future of the school. Supported by the trustees, they have improved provision through effective training and regular monitoring of teaching. This has led to improvements in students' learning
  • Members of the Board of Trustees have a wide range of skills that they use well to hold the school to account. They manage the budget effectively, ensuring that disadvantaged students achieve as well as their peers
  • Parents are pleased with their children’s progress. They say their children are happy at school and in the residence
  • Students across the school achieve well in English and mathematics, because these are consistently well taught and opportunities to apply the skills learnt are promoted well in other subjects
  • Improvements to the range of subjects offered and the new assessment system ensure that work is increasingly well matched to students' needs and abilities and set at just the right level of difficulty
  • Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. This, alongside the careful attention to developing students’ self help, mobility and independence means that their personal development is particularly strong
  • Students behave well in the school. They say they feel safe at school and during their trips and visits.
  • Teaching is typically good. Strong relationships and well-planned tasks engage students well
  • The overall effectiveness of the sixth form is good
  • Students gain a range of good qualifications
  • The school meets the national minimum standards for residential special schools

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