Arbour House

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
15-17 Glendinning Avenue
6 - 18
Other independent special school
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Arbour House was first registered with the Department for Education in June 2017 and opened in September 2017. This was the school’s first standard inspection since opening. It is a day special school which provides education for boys and girls with autism spectrum disorder, complex personal, social and emotional health issues and learning difficulties. There are currently nine pupils aged eight to 18. The pupil population of the school is drawn from a number of local authorities across the region. The school does not make use of other alternative education provision. A new headteacher commenced her role in April 2018. Inspection report: Arbour House, 26–28 June 2018 Page 8 of 10 Information about this inspection The inspector toured the premises and scrutinised risk assessments of the school building. The inspector undertook a learning walk with the headteacher. She observed a small number of lessons for a short time. The inspector also looked at pupils’ work. The inspector scrutinised schemes of work and lesson plans as well as a variety of documents about pupils and safeguarding. She scrutinised risk assessments for individual pupils and for external visits. The inspector made observations of pupils as they moved around the school and during lunchtime. The inspector held a meeting with the regional director and the director of operations for Potens, who is also the chair of the governing body. She also held meetings with the headteacher and the positive behaviour support facilitator who works for the company across the south west. The inspector spoke with pupils informally during the school day. The inspector scrutinised pupils’ books, schemes of work and lesson plans. She also looked at a variety of documents about pupils’ progress. The inspector took account of the 13 staff responses to the inspection questionnaire. There were not enough responses from Ofsted’s Parent View online questionnaire for them to be reviewed. However, the inspector considered the views collected by the school following their recent response to a school questionnaire. Inspection team Lorna Brackstone, lead inspector Inspection report: Arbour House, 26–28 June 2018 Her Majesty’s Inspector Page 9 of 10 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance 'Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted', which is available from Ofsted's website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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