|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||16 October 2018|
|Address||3-5 Brenkley Way, Blezard Business Park, Seaton Burn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE13 6DS|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Local Authority||North Tyneside|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0.0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||25%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school meets the needs of up to 10 secondary school pupils with identified social, emotional and mental health needs. Pupils come from across North Tyneside and the surrounding regions. Since the pre-registration inspection, the school has appointed a new headteacher. The school does not use alternative provision to educate pupils. The school was registered by the Department for Education in November 2017. This was the school’s first standard inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement The leadership team has not yet ensured that all the independent school standards have been met. At the time of the inspection, the play area behind the school had not been completed. Changes identified in the pre-registration inspection visit had not been carried out. For example, the planned barrier had not been erected around the play area. The play area also only contains a picnic bench instead of the planned activities. The results of required checks on staff are not always recorded with sufficient diligence. The school’s admissions register was incomplete at the start of the inspection. The online register did not have the correct headings. The paper register did not contain the relevant information on past and current pupils. At the end of the inspection, identified issues were in the process of being resolved. This demonstrated leaders’ commitment to improving their understanding of the requirements of the independent school standards. The school has the following strengths The headteacher and the proprietor have a clear vision for the future of the school. The new headteacher brings a wealth of experience to her post. This is demonstrated in the school’s emphasis on teaching a bespoke and challenging curriculum to all pupils. Leaders’ high expectations have ensured that good teaching, learning and assessment help pupils to make good progress overall. Parents and carers the inspector listened to were pleased with the support the school gives to their children. They feel that their children are making strong progress. Pupils told the inspection team that they feel safe and enjoy attending the school. This is reflected in their high levels of attendance. Staff ensure that pupils’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs are met. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.