Celebrations for ‘outstanding’ St Bernard’s School

St Bernard's School: Lea Mason (Executive Head),  Ann Stebbings (Head of School), Suzanne Hogg, Sally Curtis, and two residential students. EMN-150311-162548001
St Bernard's School: Lea Mason (Executive Head), Ann Stebbings (Head of School), Suzanne Hogg, Sally Curtis, and two residential students. EMN-150311-162548001

There were smiles all round at St Bernard’s School last week after the latest Ofsted report revealed that they were ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

The school, which is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Federation and caters for children with learning difficulties and complex needs, was inspected by Ofsted in September.

Executive Head Lea Mason was “extremely pleased and immensely proud” when staff were informed of the official 
results last week.

In the last two inspections, the school was awarded outstanding in the ‘outcomes for young people’ category, but this year they achieved outstanding grades 
across the board - including the overall experiences and progress of children, the quality of care and support, the protection of 
children, and the impact and effectiveness of leaders 
and managers.

The school currently provides for 62 young people, including three children 
who reside there.

Ms Mason told the Leader: “This is a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of staff, students, governors, and to working with families and professionals to 
secure the best outcomes 
for our young people.

“Our approach to all 
aspects of care, support, wellbeing, leadership, safeguarding and student progress is consistent across all aspects of the federation.

“The hard work doesn’t, however, stop with outstanding. This is definitely 
something to celebrate but not a reason to stand still. As an innovative and visionary team we are always looking 
for the next step.”

Ms Mason added: “The students themselves are very proud of achieving outstanding, and will want 
to now celebrate - they will, 
I’m sure, now be thinking of ways to enjoy a celebration of this fantastic achievement!”