Parklands school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Posted by / Tuesday 19 April 2016 /
Action for Children's Parklands Campus, Appleton

Action for Children’s special needs school, Parklands Campus, in Oxfordshire, has been rated ‘good’, following a recent inspection by Ofsted.

The school, which cares for up to 30 secondary-age pupils with autism, ADHD and behavioural difficulties, had been under special measures from 2013 to 2014, then rated as ‘requires improvement’ until last month’s inspection.

Ofsted inspectors found ‘a rapidly improving school’ where ‘leaders, teachers, staff and governors are ambitious for the pupils. All staff work together to ensure pupils access the support and guidance they need to achieve well and develop essential life skills.’

The report also described how ‘the great range of extra-curricular activities, trips and visits enhance pupils’ learning and give them opportunities to put skills to practical use.’

Parklands Principal Sean Cannon

Principal of the school since 2014, Sean Cannon, said: “Our staff are committed to supporting our students so we’re thrilled to have our hard work recognised.

“We’re looking forward to building on this success and ensuring our pupils continue be given the best start in life.”





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