Ofsted – Forwards Centre

A section 8 Ofsted inspection of the Forwards Centre was undertaken on Wednesday 9th January 19.

Extracts from the report can be found below.

A copy of the full report can be downloaded by clicking here or by visiting the OFSTED website here

Your passion for learning and high aspirations for pupils are shared by staff and governors. You are supported well by leaders and members of the trust. You have established a skilled team which empowers pupils to believe in themselves and endeavour to be the very best that they can be.
Comments from parents and carers, for example, ‘I can’t put into words the difference it has made to my son’s life and mine since he joined the Forward Centre. He really feels like he belongs’ and ‘I feel like I have got my son back’, typically reflect the views of those who spoke to inspectors.
Pupils are very polite and well mannered. They conduct themselves extremely well both during lessons and when moving around school. Pupils are calm, focused and engaged in their learning. They take the responsibilities that they are given very seriously. Pupils are proud of their achievements and also celebrate the achievements of others.
Skilled support staff are deployed well to maximise learning opportunities for pupils in a nurturing and calm environment. Staff know the pupils extremely well and understand their individual complex needs.
Staff use a wide range of evidence to identify the precise gaps in pupils’ knowledge and social and emotional development. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and pupils who are supported by an education, health and care (EHC) plan. The evidence is used to inform the precise next steps in pupils’ learning. You have developed a bespoke curriculum for each individual pupil. This ensures that pupils are given the appropriate support and challenge they need to succeed and reach the potential that they are capable of.