‘Outstanding’ double award at school for blind
Sunshine House ‘exceeds requirements’
A SCHOOL for the blind and children’s residential home has achieved a double ‘outstanding’ grading following recent Ofsted inspections.
The rating for the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) Sunshine House School and Residence, in Northwood, means that the school ‘is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs’, according to the report.
The children’s residence, which has been rated outstanding in all inspections since November 2011, was described as offering ‘a service of exceptional quality that significantly exceeds
These fantastic achievements demonstrate RNIB’s continued commitment to delivering excellent services”
The Ofsted report went on to say that pupils made outstanding progress in academic achievement, in personal skills and in physical development and added that the teaching was outstanding.
Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE, RNIB’s chief executive, said: “I’m extremely proud of all staff and managers involved. These fantastic achievements demonstrate the RNIB’s continued commitment to delivering excellent services for children with complex needs who are blind or partially sighted.”
The report also complimented the school’s care and short breaks, saying: ‘This is an empowering and enabling service. It has a tremendously positive impact on the lives of children and their families.’
RNIB Sunshine House, in Northwood, is a specialist school offering care and short breaks for blind and partially-sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities, aged two to 14 years.
It also offers support and services for families, working in alliance with the Eden Academy, a multi-academy trust in Hillingdon and Harrow.
n CELEBRATION: Pupils, parents and staff at Sunshine House