We have uploaded onto the website our newest Ofsted report and it is wonderful. The inspector in discussion with the leadership agreed that Muntham House was a wonderful community and with the ‘overwhelmingly positive support of Parents and Carers’ we are in agreement with him.
The inspection report is full of positives about the school and most importantly, the report emphasises how much progress our young people make socially and academically. The report highlights how readily the young people participate in the day-to-day organisation and planning of their lives at Muntham and how much they feel happy and safe in our ‘community of purpose’.
Here is a summary of our wonderfulness:
- All residential pupils make good progress and some make exceptional progress as a result of the support and care they receive in the residential setting. The voice of residential pupils is heard loud and clear. Leaders and managers are responsive to the ideas and suggestions that pupils make to improve the service.
- Young people enjoy a wide range of fun activities.
- Young people learn a wide range of key life-skills as a result of the residential experience. Staff have a keen focus on areas for social and emotional development for each residential pupil.
- There are close and effective links between the school and residential settings.
- Young people are healthy and receive the support they need to manage any health conditions.
- The physical environment is exceptional, and a highly skilled, well-resourced and dedicated premises team ensures that the building is safe and maintained to high standards.
- The food is delicious and nutritious.
- Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the care and support their children receive in residential care. They feel that it makes a significant difference to their progress in education, emotional well-being and improved life-skills.
- The residential staff develop positive relationships with young people. They display genuine warmth and affection towards them.
- Young people are generally well behaved and staff use a range of positive strategies to encourage young people to behave well.
- The young people feel safe and parents are happy that their children are 100% safe in the residential service.
- Dedicated health and therapeutic teams provide direction and support to ensure that young people get the support they need to promote their physical and emotional health needs.
- The designated safeguarding leads and key staff work effectively in partnership to ensure that young people are safe.
- A strong, experienced, leadership team provides safe hands and pays close attention to care practice.
The one area for development was to systemise our checks on employment gaps of new staff. We have immediately instituted these checks with greater depth and direct follow up.
To view all Ofsted reports on Muntham House School, please click here