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Another glowing Ofsted report

04 December 2023

Pupils, parents and the team at Cedar House School are celebrating following the publication of their latest residential report by Ofsted.

The residential provision has been judged as ‘outstanding’ again, demonstrating the incredible difference the school continues to make to its pupils and their families. The Ofsted report is glowing in praise for the overall experiences and progress of children and young people, how well they are helped and protected, and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.

The report noted:

  • Children live in fun and vibrant residential houses where they have developed positive and trusting relationships with the staff team. Highly effective staff help children to feel comfortable and safe, and to develop a sense of belonging.
  • The quality of support for the children’s emotional well-being results in sustained improvement in the lives of children.
  • Children are being equipped for their future by developing independence skills individual to their needs. The incremental approach to learning helps them to progress at their own pace as they develop trust and confidence in themselves.

  • The wide variety of activities the children enjoy provides them with wonderful experiences and lasting positive memories. Staff focus on ensuring that the children have fun and shared experiences that enrich their friendships. Staff create a family style environment in which difference is accepted and the children’s relationships flourish.

  • Charity work, volunteering and activities in the local area to the school help children to feel integrated as part of their local community. Through their charity work, children develop their empathy and a sense of personal reward from having the opportunity of being able to help others.

  • The children’s voice is central to the school’s anti-bullying movement. Children who are anti-bullying ambassadors bring to life the impact that bullying can have, through the forum of regular meetings that are facilitated by staff.

  • The galvanised team maintains a highly aspirational culture that drives forward the progress the children make.

Well done, everyone.

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