Eaton Hall School in Norwich celebrates outstanding Ofsted report

An special school in Norwich is thrilled to be celebrating its third outstanding Ofsted report in a row.

Eaton Hall School, a day and residential school for boys, has been given the top rating in every single category for its latest social care report from Ofsted following a visit from inspectors in March.

Valerie Moore, headteacher at the Pettus Road school, said: 'Everybody is absolutely ecstatic with the report.

'People work very, very hard here to maintain standards throughout the school whether it is on the residential side or the academic side. This is our third outstanding Ofsted in a row.'

In 2008/09 Eaton Hall School was rated outstanding in a combined social care and academic Ofsted report, and last year it also received an outstanding social care Ofsted report.


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The latest report published this month said: 'Eaton Hall School provides outstanding standards of care in all areas.

'There is excellent leadership and management at the school and effective monitoring of practice.

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'The education and care teams work exceptionally well together to ensure that the school has the welfare of the students at its centre.

'The students' emotional and health needs are well met and they are kept safe from harm.

'Students feel involved and listened to by staff who care care about them and who know them well. There is regular contact with parents and there is an emphasis on further development and improvement throughout the school.'

Miss Moore said: 'I think it is absolutely superb that the report says we are outstanding in every category and that really does take an awful lot of dedication and hard work from the staff.

'The staff put in a lot of extra work, and one of the keys to our success is that the staff are prepared to give 110pc.

'Over the years we have also built up some really good relationships with families, and that is very important.

'If we can get the families, the children and the school all working together then we can really move things on for the children.

'We also have some really super support from the governors.'

Forty-three boys attend the school which is for boys with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Twenty-five of the pupils board for some part of the week.

To see the full Ofsted report go to the inspection reports section of www.ofsted.gov.uk

Is your school celebrating an outstanding achievement or involved in a special project? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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