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!”