The most recent Ofsted report for Hampden House highlighted areas of strength, especially the progress students are making in English and Mathematics, the life-changing support that enables pupils to return to mainstream schools, and good residential provision that ensures pupils feel safe and cared for.

We fully accept there are some areas that we need to work on, particularly to address the behaviour and attendance of a minority of pupils.  Whilst we are disappointed in the overall grading, we acknowledge the findings of the report.

We are pleased that the report also recognises how staff forge good relations with pupils and work hard to provide care and support for them; that we provide a broad range of academic subjects, activities and intervention; that reading is taught effectively; and that funding is used effectively to promote self-esteem and aid pupils’ progress.

We now have the opportunity to build on the findings of the report to ensure all our pupils receive the best education we can offer.  We have already taken action to make improvements which are having a positive impact on learning.