New Direction
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Special school
PUPILS
11
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(13/7/21)
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New Direction, Ringer Villa Farm,
Ringer Lane
Clowne
Chesterfield
S43 4BX
01246810456

School Description

The school’s arrangements for keeping pupils safe are poor. Leaders have not followed the latest national guidance to make sure pupils are protected from harm. They have not made sure that the school site is safe. This has exposed pupils to unnecessary risks. Leaders have not ensured that they put into practice effectively their policies on health and safety and risk assessment. Pupils say that they have strong relationships with staff. They say that staff understand them and care for them. This helps them to feel safe. Staff do not allow bullying. The school’s equine therapy approach helps pupils to improve their self-esteem and develop empathy. It helps pupils to understand why rules and responsibilities are important. There are inconsistencies in how staff manage pupils’ behaviour. Staff expect pupils to behave better in the stables and yard area than in other parts of the school. Leaders have not ensured that the curriculum meets pupils’ individual needs. They do not consider what pupils do and do not know when planning what pupils will learn. Pupils do not receive specific help to fill the gaps in their knowledge and to achieve well.

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