On 12th December 2022, the school received an Additional Inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The body has released a Short Visit Report.
By way of summary, the ISI found that the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy meets all requirements and is implemented effectively, and that suitable procedures for pupils are in place, with clear channels to express concerns. They recognised that we have effective systems in place to identify and support pupils’ mental health. The report also notes that staff receive a comprehensive induction in safeguarding and leaders have the required levels of up-to-date advanced training which equips them to deal with any issues. The requirements for the provision of information relating to safeguarding to parents, and the standards for behaviour, bullying, supervision of pupils and risk assessments, are also all met.
Inspectors were impressed by the way in which pupils spoke of their respect for one another and for their teachers, as well as their capacity for self-discipline and ability to learn from their mistakes.
The report noted that one safeguarding regulation concerning governor training, was unmet at the time of inspection. The report also refers to documentation for some past referral cases as not always being clear and comprehensive. These matters were immediately rectified and we have no doubt that we would now meet these two standards.
The full report is available to download below.