The Flagship School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school
6 - 16
Free schools special

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The Ridge
TN34 2AE

School Description

While some pupils enjoy coming to school, others do not. Equally, some parents and carers are positive about the school, but others are not. They do not feel that their children are safe in school. This was borne out by the evidence that inspectors found. Staff work with great dedication and want to provide a safe and nurturing environment for pupils. Inspectors witnessed examples of positive and trusting relationships between pupils and staff during the inspection. However, too often, the behaviour of pupils is unsafe, disrespectful and disruptive. One pupil reflected, ‘There should be more consequences for your actions, rather than just get picked up and go home,’ and that, ‘Behaviour is bad here because staff don’t do anything.’ Another pupil expressed the same sentiment, saying, ‘People don’t follow the rules. People don’t do what they are told by staff.’ Expectations of what pupils can achieve and of their engagement in learning are not high enough. Some pupils are desperate to learn, but staff do not have the strategies or procedures in place to deal effectively with poor behaviour. This results in what is often a chaotic environment in which some pupils feel bullied and threatened, and leaders are constantly addressing problems and concerns.

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