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. 

Ofsted inspections of our school and children home

Our special school 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.

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 and complex medical needs is supported by a 24-hour nursing and social care team. This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

Our CQC overall rating is currently Requires Improvement (December 2016). We are rated Good in the following three areas: effective, caring, responsive.

Visit the CQC website to read the full report.

“The home had a positive culture and staff were supported in their job role to be person centred, inclusive and empowering toward children and young people who lived there..” CQC, December 2016.

Read more about nursing care at RNIB Pears Centre.

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