The work that Teachers and education staff at Rowden House School do to develop the independent skills of young people and to help them achieve has been highlighted and praised by Ofsted inspectors.
As part of the review the inspector spent two days observing lessons to focus on specific aspects of students’ learning. Discussions were also held with parents and representatives of local authorities. Student’s views were canvassed through the results of recent class discussions.
Although most students have had long periods of time out of education the Inspectors commented that from their starting point’s they make good and sometimes outstanding progress in their communication, literacy and numeracy skills. This progress is confirmed by national data.
Students also have the opportunity to complete nationally accredited courses that help them prepare for life in the community and strong behaviour management plans which enables them to manage their own behaviour as they settle into the school routine and start to experience success.
The schools Sixth Form was also praised for preparing students for the next stage of their lives.