I CAN’s Meath School Awarded Outstanding
I CAN’s Meath School, for children aged 4 to 11 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) including Asperger’s Syndrome, has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in their Ofsted Social Care inspection for the eighth time consecutively. This is in addition to their overall ‘Outstanding’ rating for the school, awarded in 2008 and 2011.
The Ofsted Social Care inspection judged Meath School’s provision as ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 areas.
Here are some highlights from the report:
- The school is outstandingly effective at enabling children to find their voice and improve their communication skills. This unlocks their potential for relating, learning, understanding and development. They thrive and make extraordinary progress across all different aspects of their well-being.”
- “They have brought together speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, education and medical and social care into a genuinely integrated and exceptionally effective model of provision. The professionals work together to consistently remove any barriers to the child’s progress and to open the channels for their communication, learning and development.”
- “The staff practice embodies the values and models positive relationships to children. This has an impact on the emotions, interactions and communication of children.”
- “Children have made extraordinary progress across all aspect of their well-being. They have gained skills for learning and skills for life. Their educational achievements are fantastic: the attainment across the school is well above the comparable national average in the key subjects. This includes mathematics, science and the most amazingly, taking into account their starting point, English language.”
Janet Dunn OBE, Meath School Principal, said, “We are thrilled with the news that our care provision been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the eighth time consecutively. This is a testament to the passion and hard work of the staff and students at Meath School. We are especially proud that the report recognises the school is outstandingly effective at enabling children to find their voice and improve their communication skills. I would like to thank our pupils, their families and all the staff at Meath School, especially the care team who work unstintingly and in collaboration to ensure the very best outcomes for our pupils.”
For more information on Meath School, visit www.meathschool.org.uk