Ofsted has once again rated Treloar School’s residential provision as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of its recent inspection.
This result continues the ‘Outstanding’ rating across the board for Treloar’s – for the quality of education in the School and College, and a CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’ for its care and residential provision.
The inspectors spent three days at the school in March, carrying out one of the last inspections before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
According to the report, Ofsted were impressed that:
“Children make exceptional progress as a result of spending time in the residential provision. They thrive because of the trusting relationships that 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 that 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 multidisciplinary team.”
Principal Martin Ingram is incredibly proud to be awarded the ‘Outstanding’ grade once again, he said:
“I am so pleased that Ofsted has recognised the commitment and professionalism of our staff and the determination and talent of our students.”
Helen Goodenough, Head of Residential Services, was similarly delighted:
“It is tremendous that Ofsted have identified so many key strengths and that staff and students feel so well-supported.
As House Manager, Julie Bodnar, who was singled out by inspectors, has developed a truly inspirational team.”
The full report can be viewed on the Treloar’s website (www.treloar.org.uk) or Ofsted (www.ofsted.gov.uk).