RNIB school rated 'Good' in Ofsted inspection

Post date: 
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Children at Three Spires

RNIB Three Spires Academy has achieved a rating of 'Good' in all areas in its first Ofsted inspection.

In its first inspection since converting to an academy sponsored by RNIB Specialist Learning Trust in September 2013, the school achieved a 'Good' rating in all areas. 
The chair of RNIB Specialist Learning Trust, Sally Harvey, welcomed the good news:
“I am delighted with this achievement, especially as Three Spires was placed under special measures before becoming part of RNIB two years ago.
“The rating recognises the significant improvements that have been made at the school and the great outcomes that are being achieved for our pupils. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved.”
The report highlights that teachers’ have good subject knowledge and understanding of a wide range of special educational needs, which they use to good effect to help pupils to learn effectively.
The inspectors report that: 
  • Teaching assistants provide good support to pupils and work well in partnership with teachers.
  • Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics.
  • Therapy contributes to pupils’ progress. Because pupils are supported with sleep and feeding programmes at home, they are ready to learn when back in school.
  • On entry children make good progress because their needs are quickly identified and understood by staff. 
RNIB Three Spires Academy is a special educational needs school for children aged 3-11 with moderate learning difficulties and additional needs. Over half of the pupils have autistic spectrum disorders and others have sensory impairment, communication difficulties and physical difficulties.
To read the the full Ofsted findings download the RNIB Three Spires Academy report
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