Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Ipswich: Top marks for pupil referral after glowing Ofsted report

PUBLISHED: 13:00 20 December 2012

Parkside in Ipswich  have received a very good Ofsted report.

Parkside in Ipswich have received a very good Ofsted report.

Archant

PARKSIDE Pupil Referral unit in Ipswich has received its third ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

The unit – which teaches children who have been unable to access mainstream education, predominantly for medical and mental health issues – was inspected on November 15 and 16.

The inspector’s report praised every aspect of the school and highlighted the rapid progress of the students’ behaviour and their studies.

The inspector also praised the good relationships between students and staff.

The school gained a rating of ‘good’ with outstanding features last year, and now has an outstanding rating.

Headteacher Stuart Bailey said: “I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised all the fantastic work we are doing.

“The inspectors highlighted the dedication of the entire teaching staff and everyone involved with the school. I see this in action day in day out and it makes me so proud. It is a great privilege to lead such a committed and enthusiastic team of people.

“We will not be resting on our laurels. We are passionate about continuing to provide the highest quality education and will work even harder to ensure this happens.”

In order to improve, the inspector’s report said the school needs to ensure that key partner organisations are fully involved in target setting in order to raise achievement.

2 comments

  • The ratio of teachers and assistants to pupils is alarming at this school, no wonder they got a good report. It might have been better to share the same resources with some of the over stretched ordinary schools and their hard working pupils.

    Report this comment

    C D

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • thats because its not a school... read the article.. its PRU. If you knew what one of those was you'd know why that ration would be higher than a "ordinary" school.

    Report this comment

    AReason

    Saturday, December 22, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

A household waste recycling centre in Leiston has been evacuated this afternoon after a fire started at the site.

Firefighters rescued a cat from a roof in Blythburgh today but had to leave safety sheets so a second moggy could jump down in its own time.

Just one in seven domestic abuse cases in Suffolk result in a police charge, new figures reveal.

New legal powers have been adopted to protect wildlife, livestock and people from out-of-control dogs running wild across one of East Anglia’s most important nature reserves.

The Department for Education has today unveiled proposals to scrap SATs exams for year two pupils and replace them with less-pressured assessments.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a blaze at a home in Suffolk.

It’s not too late to book tickets and take in a great show in April. Suffolk’s theatres have something for everyone throughout the month including music, movies, plays and cabaret. We have highlighted just a few of the entertaining events on offer.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24