In a recent Ofsted inspection of Lancaster Steiner School inspectors said “Pupils enjoy attending this happy and nurturing school. They describe learning as fun. Pupils appreciate the many opportunities they have to learn outdoors. Those pupils new to the school make friends very quickly. They are warmly welcomed and soon feel part of the school family”. The report went on to say “Leaders are determined that every pupil will achieve well, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils learn how to be resilient, resourceful and imaginative learners.“
The school still has some work to do on strengthening curriculum planning to ensure more knowledge is learnt in some subjects but inspectors found that the English and science curricula were carefully planned so that pupils could “build on and deepen their knowledge as they move through the school”.
The school received well deserved congratulations from the Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services at Lancaster County Council, Edwina Grant OBE. In a letter to the school she said – “It is pleasing to see that pupils say they trust their teachers and know that they are able to share any worries or concerns they may have, and that pupils’ well-being is so well supported”. We agree. Particularly following lockdown, it is important that children feel safe and cared for at school.
The school has already started work to improve curriculum planning,/ in the areas identified by inspectors and is being supported in this work by SWSF.
Here is a link to the full report. https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50170067