Ellern Mede School has been judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’, consecutively in both 2014 and 2018, across all categories. You can read the full reports by clicking the links below.
Summary from 2018 inspection report:
“The headteacher and proprietor provide excellent leadership. They ensure that teaching staff and health professionals work together exceptionally well to improve pupils’ life chances. The provision for pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare is a strength of this school. Staff promote a caring learning environment where pupils are valued and grow in confidence. Teachers enable pupils to learn very effectively through individual timetables which take account of their health needs. Leaders ensure that pupils have access to specialist teaching and a suitable range of subjects. Pupils make substantial progress and achieve success in external examinations by the end of Year”
Summary from 2014 inspection report:
“Teaching is outstanding and enables students to make rapid progress, including those who have special educational needs. Teachers and teaching assistants are highly skilled and passionate about releasing the potential of each student. They establish very positive working relationships based on mutual respect and very high expectations. Exemplary pastoral care and robust safeguarding arrangements promote very high levels of wellbeing in students. They feel safe and secure, and enjoy school. Their behaviour is outstanding. Students show excellent attitudes to learning once they are ready to engage in education, and the attendance of most is very high.”