Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children's Day Unit

Primary & Secondary
Special school
33 Daleham Gardens
5 - 14
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Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children’s Day Unit, is an independent special school for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health needs. It provides both a health and education service. It is located close to the Tavistock Clinic in the London Borough of Camden, but serves nine London boroughs. All the pupils are referred by local authorities. The school is registered for up to 21 pupils aged from five to 14 years. There are 19 pupils on roll, each of whom has a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. There are more boys Inspection report: Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children’s Day Unit, 14–16 November 2017 Page 8 of 11 than girls. Most pupils have had a very disrupted previous education and have not attended school for significant periods of time. All pupils have previously been involved with the local child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) because of their social, emotional and mental health needs. All pupils at Gloucester House receive CAMHS support as part of the integrated provision from education and mental health staff. One in five children is looked after by the local authority. Around two thirds of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, with the remainder being White British. Off-site training is made available for pupils to extend their learning experiences. The school offers the following activities: – sport and physical education at the Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, 1 Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3NF – badminton at the Rec, Fleet Road, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG – tennis at The Globe Tennis Club, 190A, Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AL. The school was last inspected in January 2014, when it was judged to be outstanding. The school meets the independent school standards for what it must publish on its website. The school aims to provide ‘pupils with a holistic education that enables them to achieve positive outcomes that prepare them well for their future. Leaders also hope that children and their families will enjoy their time at Gloucester House and leave with positive memories.’ Inspection report: Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children’s Day Unit, 14–16 November 2017 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection This full standard inspection took place with one day’s notice. The inspector observed teaching and learning in all classes jointly with the headteacher. He spoke to pupils informally throughout the inspection. There were no responses to Ofsted’s online questionnaire for parents, Parent View. The inspector spoke with one parent and received two text comments. He also considered the 21 responses to the staff questionnaire. The inspector held discussions with the headteacher, staff members and two directors, including the chair. He also spoke to two external consultants by telephone. The inspector reviewed documents and policies, including those related to safeguarding, to check the school’s compliance with the independent school standards. He scrutinised pupils’ books and the school’s information about pupils’ attainment and progress. Inspection team David Scott, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children’s Day Unit, 14–16 November 2017 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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