‘Young people make considerable progress whilst being at the home’
Ofsted visited the schools care provision in October 2014 and gave the setting an overall Good rating with Outstanding features in ‘Outcomes for Young People’ and ‘Leadership and Management’.
The homes are led by Kim Ames, who has been the Registered Manager for the past three years. Kim has recently completed a secondment within a Local Authority in which she worked with placement teams to understand the placement process and work with social workers to improve the quality of the paperwork being sent when placing a young person.
Inspectors commented how this experience has led to the school working successfully with Local Authority Placement Officers and Social Workers to get more detailed referrals paperwork leading to a greater depth of knowledge of the young people for the staff team.
The report highlighted that the high awareness of staff of the differing needs of the young people means that young people make considerable progress.
Inspectors praised the homes ability to develop young people’s awareness of: being healthy, involving young people in consultation about their home and activities, maintaining contact with family and transition processes.