News from RNIB Pears Centre

Read about the latest developments and achievements at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning – our school and children’s home in Coventry for children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted.

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Latest news

"Outstanding" care at RNIB Pears Centre

May 2014 - our children's home has retained its 'outstanding' rating for the fourth consecutive year following a recent Ofsted inspection.

RNIB Pears Centre's high health service achieves full Care Quality Compliance

January 2014 - our high health service provides specialist nursing care for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions. Following an unannounced Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection we achieved full Care Quality Compliance - the highest rating that can be awarded.

RNIB Pears Centre works on “Melody”, inspirational new CBeebies music TV programme

November 2013 - we teamed up with a TV production company to create “Melody”, a new series for the BBC's CBeebies channel.

Inclusion Quality Mark awarded to RNIB Pears Centre

October 2013 - our school has been awarded the gold standard Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). The IQM is a standard for assessing schools against a nationally recognised framework on inclusion.

Excellence in Environmental Improvement award for RNIB Pears Centre

July 2013 – we have been presented with an award for Excellence in Environmental Improvement from The Bedworth Society.

Double Ofsted "Outstanding" award for RNIB Pears Centre

March 2013 - we have achieved a second Ofsted "Outstanding" grading following a recent inspection of the school. This rating is in addition to the "Outstanding" grading of the children's home, which is regulated by Ofsted separately.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens RNIB Pears Centre

September 2012 - new purpose-built facilities for children and young people are officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in Coventry.

Chelsea Flower Show garden opens at RNIB Pears Centre

May 2012 - the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry officially open the newly installed Chelsea Flower Show garden at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning.

Research Charter Mark awarded to RNIB Pears Centre

December 2011 - RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning has been awarded a prestigious Research Charter Mark by The Schools Network. The Research Charter Mark is a quality award for schools and academies who demonstrate the importance of enquiry-based teaching.

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