Ofsted and CQC reports: RNIB Pears Centre

We are delighted that our special school at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning is graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted. 

Our nursing care for children with additional medical needs is fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.

Ofsted inspections of our school, nursery and children home

Our special school, nursery and children’s home are each regulated by Ofsted separately.

School Ofsted reports

Our school was graded “Outstanding” in March 2013. The outstanding rating means that our school “is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils' needs”. In the report, Ofsted praised the "outstanding impact of the teams that support learning in every class" and added that "relationships with other professionals who support the students and with their parents are exceptional".

Read our latest school report from Ofsted:

Read more about Education at RNIB Pears Centre.

Nursery Ofsted reports (The Orchard)

'The Orchard', our nursery for children from the age of 2 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, opened in December 2013. This new service is on the Early Years Register and the compulsory part of the Childcare Register. In its first and most recent inspection (June 2014), Ofsted graded The Orchard nursery "Good". The "good" rating means that our nursery is "effective in delivering provision that meets the needs of all children well. This ensures children are ready for the next stage of their learning." Ofsted’s report praised the "super methods of communication with parents" and found that "children are very happy and their complex individual needs are well met". 

Read our nursery report from Ofsted:

Read more about Children aged 2 to 7 years at RNIB Pears Centre (The Orchard).

Children’s home Ofsted reports

Our children’s home is inspected by Ofsted every six months. Due to a new registered charity number for our establishments (1156629), our children’s home re-registered with Ofsted in February 2015. It is currently graded “Good”. The good judgement means we provide “effective services that help, protect and care for children and children and young people and have their welfare safeguarded and promoted.” 

Ofsted's latest report praised the way that children and young people "are happy, settled and blossoming as individuals. In the words of one young person, living in the home is ‘fantastic'.

Read our latest children's home reports from Ofsted:

Read more about Care at RNIB Pears Centre.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports

Our high dependency service for children and young people with additional medical needs is supported by a 24-hour nursing team. This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The first and most recent report praised the way that “people’s privacy, dignity and independence were respected. People’s views and experiences were taken into account in the way the service was provided and delivered in relation to their care.” 

Read our CQC report about our nursing care for children with additional medical needs:

Read more about nursing care at RNIB Pears Centre.

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