The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body approved by the Department for Education who is responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Associations of the Independent Schools Council. Inspection is for the benefit of the pupils and students, and seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of their education and care. ISI inspects all provision in Association independent schools, including Early Years Foundation Stage. Inspection findings are presented in reliable and objective reports.
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ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report November 2017
The school received a Compliance Only inspection in November 2017 which reports on the school’s compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations. The standards represent the minimum requirements and judgements are given either as met or as not met. All schools are required to meet all the standards applicable to them. Where the minimum requirements are not met this is clearly indicated in the relevant section of the report and the school is required to take the actions specified. The report confirms that Newland House School has met all the required standards.
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ISI Inspection Report 2013 Highlights
The school is delighted with the inspection findings, following the October 2013 inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The inspection found that ‘pupil’s success is promoted by good teaching and their excellent attitudes to learning, which contribute well to their rapid progress, as do their exemplary behaviour and excellent relationships.’ The school is especially proud of the conclusions regarding the quality of pupils’ achievements and learning and the arrangements for pastoral care, which were evaluated as excellent;
‘Throughout the school, the quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent. All pupils, develop highly effectively in their knowledge, understanding and skills across a broad range of subjects and activities. There is a strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities, which complement the curriculum very well and allow pupils to flourish successfully. This fulfils the school’s aims to provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced and covers the academic, artistic and physical elements it deems crucial for the development of the complete child.’
‘The personal development of pupils throughout the school is excellent and is supported by the excellent pastoral care. The pastoral guidance provided by the school supports its aim to help pupils to become caring, responsible individuals who will contribute positively to the community and to society. Staff provide exemplary pastoral support for pupils, who in turn feel extremely well nurtured and valued.’
The report also praised governance and leadership at the school; ‘The quality of governance is excellent. This high standard has enabled the school to make excellent progress in all areas since the previous inspection. The governing body provides exceptional support and is wholly committed to the aims and purpose of the school. The quality of leadership and management, including links with parents, carers and guardians is excellent.’
The inspection results are a direct reflection of the strengths of our enormously dedicated and skilled teaching staff. I am delighted that the opportunities that the school provides for academic achievement and learning, as well as pastoral care and pupil’s personal development, were clearly recognised. The outcomes accurately represent the school aims and reinforce our commitment to providing a broad and balanced curriculum and an environment that fosters enquiring minds. We now look towards creating further opportunities to enrich independent thinking and to sustain and reinforce the ethos which underpins the inspection findings.
David A Alexander
Read the full report on the ISI website for Newland House School
Download Newland House School Integrated Inspection Report 2013