The Willoughby School at Bourne celebrates its latest Ofsted inspection

Willoughby School head teacher James Husbands shares the good news with pupils. ANL-161028-095418001
Willoughby School head teacher James Husbands shares the good news with pupils. ANL-161028-095418001

A special school in Bourne remains in Oftsed’s ‘good’ books following the latest visit by the education inspectorate.

The Willoughby Scool caters for pupils aged two to 19 years who have profound, severe and complex learning needs, and educates youngsters from a wide area, including Spalding.

Headteacher James Husbands said: “I am delighted at the outcome of the report. We are proud to have maintained our good rating and that the hard work that we have put into the school has been recognised.

“We will continue to push on with improving the school. As recognised in the report all staff and governors have ‘a fierce determination to improve the school further’.

“I want to thank all staff, governors and parents for everything they do and for their help in getting the school to the great position it is in today.”

The report from inspector Phil Harrison says: “Pupils make good progress at the school as a result of effective teaching. Since the last inspection (2012), the provision for pupils who have profound and multiple learning difficulties has improved significantly.”

During the last inspection, Mr Harrison says the school was asked to “improve the quality of teaching by making use of assessment information in better ways” and he says school leaders have acted on that and are using effective assessments to inform the next steps of pupils’ learning.

Mr Harrison says the progress of pupils across the school has many strengths.