On the 26th March the Braybrook Centre was inspected by Ofsted who confirmed that they continue to be a good school! The Braybrook Centre is a Key Stage 3 Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) with up to 42 places for young people who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). The majority of pupils on roll have been permanently excluded from one or two mainstream schools or they have been referred as they are at significant risk of a permanent exclusion.
The Centre provides a unique offer following all National Curriculum subjects plus a broad range of extra-curricular activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Award.Ofsted were particularly impressed with this offer and the impact it is having on the progress the young people are making in the Centre.
Some of the comments written by the lead inspector in the report are:
“….strong leadership, and the hard work and commitment of staff, have created a rich climate of support, trust, achievement and respect (STAR) throughout the school.”
“A key feature of the school is the emphasis placed on developing positive and trusting relationships between staff, pupils, parents and carers. This creates confidence in pupils and supports an ethos where all are expected to achieve success.”
“Safeguarding is led well. Pupils’ welfare and safety are priorities for the staff.”
“Pupils’ attendance is good and improving.”
“Overall, pupils make good progress during their time at school. They develop confidence and make a positive contribution to the school community. They learn to adjust their behaviour so that it is more acceptable.”
The link to the full report can be found by clicking here.
We are exceptionally proud of this outcome and I personally would like to thank all o
f the staff, parents and especially the pupils for their support and contribution towards the success of the Centre.
Head of Centre