Easthorpe school is ‘Outstanding’ in all areas following first-ever Ofsted inspection

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Easthorpe school is celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating following its first official inspection from Ofsted.

Our staff team, led by Headteacher Laura Austin, support children and young people from across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby, and the latest result is a huge achievement for the school which achieved a rating of ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.

The Ofsted report commends our school for its ability to “manage behaviour skilfully and help pupils to regulate themselves and manage their emotions” as well as showing “high levels of understanding and empathy towards pupils’ social, emotional and mental health needs”.

The report also read: “The curriculum is tailored to meet the individual needs of each pupil and aligns with the crucial information specified in their education, health, and care (EHC) plans with personalised targets being set for each pupil.”

Ofsted continued: “Pupils receive guidance and support in a highly nurturing environment. The staff know pupils’ individual needs and backgrounds very well and that allows pupils to thrive here. 

“They use their knowledge of each individual to adapt the curriculum to help pupils achieve and attain great results. Pupils engage very well with their learning and all have positive attitudes towards their education. Pupils are resilient, tenacious and enthusiastic to succeed and the school puts pupils at the centre of everything it does.”

Catherine Beard, executive headteacher for Polaris who oversees Easthorpe School, said: 

“Our whole school community works together to prepare pupils to be able to live their best lives. I am incredibly proud of the pupils' and staff members' hard work and I am ecstatic that their achievements have been recognised in this way. Within the Polaris community we all know what amazing things our schools are doing to support our pupils but to have it recognised by Ofsted in this way is fantastic!”

Click here to read the full Ofsted report