Wings Notts’ latest Ofsted inspection for education took place in March and the final report has come back with a ‘Good’ in all areas. This goes with the ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted result for the care provision.
Principal Andy Cutts-McKay said, “It’s always encouraging to have Ofsted acknowledge the good work that the team does with our young people. The staff work hard to get to know each young person and build positive relationships. This is illustrated by the exam results achieved and that we now have young people moving on to post-16 provisions.”
There were many positive comments in the report, including
‘The principal ensures the quality of teaching is consistently good. Staff receive valuable guidance on how to improve their practice.’
‘The quality of teaching is consistently good in a wide range of subjects. This is particularly the case in science and mathematics.’
‘The vast majority of pupils leave the school with GCSE or entry-level/functional skills qualifications in English, mathematics, and science. There is also a range of appropriate vocational qualifications on offer.’
‘Staff know pupils extremely well and relationships are positive.’
‘Pupils, especially in Year 11, receive good careers advice and guidance. Several pupils have recently moved onto to appropriate post-16 education.’
‘Pupils’ attendance increases dramatically when compared to that at their previous school or setting.’
Wings Notts is a residential and day school which specialises in working with young people aged 9 to 18 and may have social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), autism (ASC), Asperger’s and other communication and sensory difficulties.