School celebrates good Ofsted report

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A SCHOOL on the outskirts of Belper is celebrating after receiving a ‘Good’ Ofsted report.

Alderwasley Hall School, off Higg Lane, has been highly praised for its good teaching and use of therapies which help young people with speech and language needs back into education, enabling them to make good academic progress.

Inspectors from education watchdog Ofsted visited the school, which offers young people between the ages of five and 19 years day and residential placements, last month.

They described the curriculum as broad, balanced and well planned. They also commented positively on the effectiveness of the joint-working of teaching and therapy staff in meeting the needs of students.

The school’s use of occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to support students was deemed an impressive feature.

It was also commended for its commitment to extending the curriculum outside of the school through links with other local schools and colleges.

Head teacher Angela Findlay said: “This inspection report is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of staff. It is also a well-deserved acknowledgement of the hard work our students put into achieving their goals.”