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Longcause Community Special School Learning for Life

Latest Report

 

 

 

Longcause Community Special School

 

Longcause, Plymouth, Plympton, PL7 1JB

Inspection dates

21–22 January 2015

 

Previous inspection:

Requires improvement

3

Overall effectiveness

 

 

This inspection:

Good

2

Leadership and management

Good

2

Behaviour and safety of pupils

Outstanding

1

Quality of teaching

Good

2

Achievement of pupils

Good

2

Early years provision

Outstanding

1

 

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

 

  1. is a good school.

 

  1. The headteacher and governors have worked hard to make sure that the school rapidly improved since its last inspection. They have ensured that teaching is rarely less than good.
  2. All pupils, including girls and those supported by additional government funding, make good progress in all subjects.
  3. In 2014, almost all pupils made good progress especially in communication, reading, writing and mathematics.
  4. Reading and writing are taught well in all key stages
  5. Teachers and teaching assistants are well trained to work together. Pupils’ records of progress are robust and accurate.
  6. Pupils say they enjoy school and feel safe and extremely well cared for by staff. Their attendance for the last three years is above average.
  1. The communication skills of pupils with limited verbal skills are rapidly improving. This is because of the effective joint work of teachers and professionals.
  2. The achievement of pupils in the early years and the ‘Oasis Centre’ are outstanding.
  3. Pupils with complex medical needs are making good progress because the school works closely with parents and carers to identify and meet their needs.
  4. Pupils’ behaviour is exceptionally well managed. Pupils with complex behaviour difficulties are making outstanding progress in their behaviour.
  5. Excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the centre of the school’s new ‘Longcause Learning for Life’ curriculum and underpins all of the school’s strengths.
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