Doncaster school celebrates good rating from inspectors after huge transformation

A special school in Doncaster part of which was forced to temporarily close over health and safety fears has landed a good rating from Ofsted.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017, 10:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 8:35 am
Headteacher Karen Green and children from Levett School

Leaders at Levett School, a pupil referral unit in Sprotbrough, said the school has undergone a huge transformation in the last year and they are delighted with the outcome of the inspection.

Last year the school's upper site temporarily closed due to health and safety concerns around the building and also the systems and structures that were in place.

Headteacher Karen Green said: "“We are all delighted and proud with the rating that Ofsted have given Levett school.

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"I have been leading this school for the past 15 months and we have all worked incredibly hard in our determination to turn around significant problems, which the school was facing a year ago, to now be recognised with a Good rating from Ofsted.

"We ensure that the needs of our pupils are at the heart of the school and any decisions made must benefit the children who attend.

“I am pleased that Ofsted recognised that teaching has continued to improve to ensure that all our pupils have access to good learning and achievements.

"Ofsted also reported that behaviour across the school is consistently well managed, with clear and high expectations of the pupils.

“We will continue to work hard and build on these achievements to provide the very best education and care we can to all our students.”

Inspectors praised the school's 'strong' leadership team.

The also found that attendance had improved, particularly within key stage three, and reading was a strength.

They also noted that personalised timetables had been introduced, along with an alternative provision programme, to ensure that pupils had a curriculum that met their needs with progress being clear.

Nuala Fennelly, Doncaster Council's cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “I would like to congratulate Levett School on this Ofsted rating.

"The school, pupils and the parents and carers have all worked hard and helped each other to achieve this rating.

“It is wonderful to see the dedication and support that pupils receive at this school which will provide them with the best opportunities for their futures.”