Elland House School

Name Elland House School
Website http://www.timeouthomes.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 June 2019
Address Unit 7, Roman Road, Royton, Lancashire, OL2 5PJ
Phone Number 01616283600
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Oldham
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Elland House is a small independent special school that is registered to admit up to 20 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties. The school is part of the Timeout care homes company, which provides care in several children.s homes in the north west of England and Yorkshire. The company also owns and runs Riverbank Primary School. The headteacher leads Elland House and the nearby Riverbank Primary School. The school is in a two-storey building on a small industrial estate situated in a residential area of Oldham. Since the previous inspection, the proprietor has acquired a mobile classroom, which is situated adjacent to the main school building and is mainly for key stage 3 pupils, who are taught together. Key stage 4 pupils are also taught together in a classroom in the main building. All staff, including the headteacher, three teachers and two teaching assistants, are new to the school since the previous inspection. The number of pupils on roll has more than doubled, to 15. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage, and all have an EHC plan. It is common for pupils to be out of education for extended periods prior to entering Elland House. Some pupils attend the school for short periods and are reintegrated back into mainstream schools. sss

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher is determined to ensure that pupils attend school regularly, engage in learning and make good progress. Together with the proprietors, he has ensured that both teaching and learning have improved since the previous inspection. The headteacher, supported by his highly capable lead teacher and staff, works closely with the proprietors to ensure that all the independent school standards are met. Teaching is good. Teachers and teaching assistants work well together. They have good relationships with pupils and a precise understanding of pupils. individual learning needs. Pupils. benefit from a stimulating curriculum, which captures their imagination and ensures their good progress in reading, writing, mathematics and other subjects. Work-based learning opportunities are somewhat limited, as are opportunities for pupils to engage in investigative activities in science. Procedures to hold staff to account lack precision and are not linked closely enough to pupils. achievement. Leaders. work to promote pupils. spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, as is their work to enhance pupils. appreciation of British values. Pupils read regularly and are familiar with the work of different authors, including dramatists and poets. Few opportunities are available for pupils to practise and refine their writing skills across the curriculum. Pupils. behaviour and attendance are good. Pupils say they always feel safe and that they „love. the school. Parents and carers are very complimentary about the school. Typically, they comment that their children make .fantastic progress.. Parents and representatives from local authorities say that children are safe and happy at school. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 („the independent school standards.) and associated requirements.