New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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The Ofsted Care Report of 2018 found all areas to be OUTSTANDING

Students and staff celebrating with balloons

Summary of Key Findings

The residential provision is outstanding because:

  • Young people experience excellent care that enables them to flourish socially, educationally and physically.
  • The whole school ethos of support and encouragement means that every young person is able to reach their full potential.
  • The leadership team is ambitious and energetic, and continuously looks at different ways to improve young people’s residential experience.
  • Young people feel safe, protected and valued by staff that they trust and respect.
  • Feedback from young people and their parents is excellent.
  • Young people develop confidence and self-esteem because of the residential experience.
  • Young people learn essential independence skills and feel more equipped for the future.
  • Integrated work is commonplace.
  • The welfare of young people is always the staff team’s top priority.
  • Managers and staff undertake a wide range of training and development that informs their day-to-day practice.
  • All national minimum standards are met.

Ofsted Care Report 2018

The Ofsted School Report of 2014 found most areas to be GOOD, with one area Outstanding

Summary of Key Findings

This is a good school:

  • The headteacher and other leaders are highly ambitious for the future of the school. Supported by the trustees, they have improved provision through effective training and regular monitoring of teaching. This has led to improvements in students' learning
  • Members of the Board of Trustees have a wide range of skills that they use well to hold the school to account. They manage the budget effectively, ensuring that disadvantaged students achieve as well as their peers
  • Parents are pleased with their children’s progress. They say their children are happy at school and in the residence
  • Students across the school achieve well in English and mathematics, because these are consistently well taught and opportunities to apply the skills learnt are promoted well in other subjects
  • Improvements to the range of subjects offered and the new assessment system ensure that work is increasingly well matched to students' needs and abilities and set at just the right level of difficulty
  • Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. This, alongside the careful attention to developing students’ self help, mobility and independence means that their personal development is particularly strong
  • Students behave well in the school. They say they feel safe at school and during their trips and visits.
  • Teaching is typically good. Strong relationships and well-planned tasks engage students well
  • The overall effectiveness of the sixth form is good
  • Students gain a range of good qualifications
  • The school meets the national minimum standards for residential special schools

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