A recent unannounced ofsted inspection has rated the overall care provision at Bladon House School as 'Good' with many outstanding features.
The inspection, which took place in January praised the staff for; 'demonstrating excellent practice in assisting young people to gain the skills they need to become as independent as possible in adulthood.'
Whilst looking at how care provision at the school helps children to be healthy, Inspectors noted the extensive and robust safeguards around the medical and health needs of the young people. They also commended them on the standard of food available to the young people, which ensures they can maintain a balanced and varied diet which meets their own specific dietary needs.
Whilst reviewing how the care teams help children to achieve well and enjoy what they do, the inspectors praised the multidisciplinary team approach that is used. They commended the in-depth support that care staff receive from a range of specialists including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behaviour specialists and Nursing. A parent commented to the inspectors that; 'the support given to my son around enjoying and achieving has been outstanding. The staff are enthusiastic and very motivated. '
The school works with young people with complex needs including autism, severe or moderate learning difficulties, and mental health issues, challenging behaviour and speech and language difficulties.
In February 2010 Bladon House School education provision was rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
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