Caister school report notes improvement
PUBLISHED: 15:24 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:06 30 June 2010
TEACHERS, support staff and pupils at Norfolk's special schools are being thanked and praised today after John Grant School, of Caister, was judged "good" by Ofsted.
TEACHERS, support staff and pupils at Norfolk's special schools are being thanked and praised today after John Grant School, of Caister, was judged “good” by Ofsted.
The news means that all schools in the county have been judged good or outstanding by the body.
Inspectors judged that the Caister school had “improved considerably” since its last inspection, with pupils enjoying school, achieving well and having good attitudes to learning.
Shelagh Hutson, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for children's services, said: “This is absolutely fantastic news and it is down to the dedication and commitment of the staff, governors and parents at all of our special schools, who work extremely hard to support pupils with special and additional needs.
“I would like to congratulate John Grant School for achieving such a good Ofsted report, particularly under the new tighter inspection framework.
The school is gaining in strength and I would like to thank everyone at the school for their continued efforts.
“We work extremely hard to support our special schools to ensure they are able to deliver the best possible education and raise the achievements of their pupils. Our ambition is for all of Norfolk's schools to be good or outstanding and our special schools are leading the way.”
Inspectors have now judged five of the county's special schools as outstanding (The Clare, Eaton Hall, Sheingham Woodfields, Chapel Road and Harford Manor) and five as good (John Grant, Hall School, Parkside, Sidestrand Hall and Harford Manor).
The recently created complex needs school Churchill Park, in King's Lynn, is yet to be inspected but the schools that merged to create it (Alderman Jackson and Ethel Tipple) were previously judged good.