The Ofsted short inspection carried out in March 2019 found that the school continues to be outstanding.
Martin Finch HMI led the inspection which concluded that, "The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection."
The key findings summarised in the report were:
- Teachers have high expectations and pupils make strong progress from their starting points.
- The members of the governing body are very knowledgeable about the strengths and areas for development of the school.
- Staff are attentive to pupils' needs and are quick to try and resolve any issues pupils may have. This ensures that pupils are focussed on their learning in lessons.
- Schools which commission places at Derby Pride for their pupils are delighted with the progress pupils make.
- Pupils make accelerated progress from their starting points and achieve well.
- At the time of the previous inspection, the Inspector asked you to increase the amount of outstanding teaching. You have been successful in achieving this aim.
- The curriculum is broad and balanced and the teaching is highly effective
- Leaders are very knowledgeable about the potential risks that pupils could face. They have put in place a comprehensive programme of training for staff to ensure that they can recognise the potential signs of abuse.
- The curriculum has a strong emphasis on helping pupils keep safe.
- The members of staff who support pupils to focus in class are skilled in ensuring that pupils maintain their concentration in lessons.
- The attendance of pupils is much higher than at other Pupil Referral Units nationally.
- Leaders know the strength and weaknesses in teaching very well. They evaluate pupils' progress rigorously.
- The quality of the teaching is highly effective.
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