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Ofsted rates Heathermount as 'good' school

In the recently published Ofsted report, Heathermount was judged to be ‘Good’ and was praised for its “Strong leadership by the Headteacher, ably supported by other leaders, Governors and the Disabilities Trust”.

The report continues to note that the school “has successfully improved provision and outcomes for students since the previous inspection” and that teaching was deemed to be “good and sometimes outstanding”. This has led to all students acquiring accreditation results, including GCSEs, which means that most students go on to study in the sixth form or attend college. Progress in English and mathematics is particularly good.

Ofsted also noted that “Parents are very pleased with the school and the vast majority would recommend it to others”. Students are also happy: “Students show how much they value the school by their exceptionally high levels of attendance”.

Ruth Bovill, Headteacher, expressed the school team’s feelings: “This is the beginning of a very exciting new era for Heathermount and the Disabilities Trust.  Having been recognised as being a ‘Good school’ by Ofsted will ensure that we will attract many young people who will be able to have the educational opportunities they so richly deserve”. 

Anna Headley, Director of Autism Spectrum Partners is delighted with the school’s achievement:  “Everybody at the Trust is immensely proud and pleased with the Ofsted report. It reflects the hard work Ruth and her team have put into Heathermount over the last couple of years. They have transformed the service into what it is today; supporting children with complex needs to meet the many challenges that they face, whilst helping them develop their true potential”.

The full report has been linked below.

  1. Heathermount School Ofsted report - January 2015