The Loddon School® receives regular inspections from Ofsted for both its care services and education provision. Under the Care Standards Act 2000, the school is inspected twice a year to assess the effectiveness of the service and to consider how well the school complies with the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and the Guide to the children’s homes regulations including the quality standards. The school’s education provision is inspected about every three years.
The Loddon School® was graded ‘good’ across all categories of the inspection in July 2015.
Students, most of whom have been unsuccessful in special schools, become much more confident learners than previously. They achieve well during their time at the school and make outstanding progress in their personal development.
The stimulating environment enriches the experiences of the students to enable them to reach their potential.
The range of activities meets the students’ needs well and makes a significant contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Loddon has developed a specialised programme, with highly personalised and individualised learning and support programmes in place for all learners. This focuses on developing each learner to take a pathway to the most fulfilling life possible for them, taking into account their communication and language levels and learning styles.
Learning takes place in a calm, purposeful atmosphere. Students now have very positive attitudes to learning, moving between short periods of intensive teaching and their chosen reward activities without difficulty.