R.E.A.L Independent Schools Ilkeston
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
7 - 19
Other independent special school

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Gallows Inn Playing Fields
Nottingham Road

School Description

Most pupils have experienced difficulties in previous educational settings. Staff know pupils and their backgrounds well. They care about each pupil as an individual. Parents and carers appreciate this. One parent said: ‘Education is now a positive experience for my son who is happy and progressing well.’ Staff help pupils regulate their behaviour. Pupils say that bullying rarely happens. Staff deal effectively with any incidents of bullying by helping pupils reflect on the impact of their actions. Relationships between staff and pupils are extremely positive. Pupils say they feel safe and supported. Staff ensure that pupils’ special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are catered for well. Leaders ensure that pupils’ needs, as identified in their education, health and care (EHC) plans are met. Pupils enjoy their experiences at this school, such as celebrating Pride week, trips to the theatre, canoeing, and meeting Titus, the dinosaur. They gain from a range of opportunities that support their personal development. They develop self-confidence and resilience. They are well prepared for their next steps. Pupils gain qualifications that will help them be successful in their lives.

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