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(UK) Southend: School for kids with "severe difficulties" told to improve standards

Nov 27, 2021, Southend Echo: Southend: Sutton House Academy Ofsted report

SE England

A SPECIAL school has been told to improve its quality of education by the national education watchdog. Sutton House Academy in Southend was rated ‘requires improvement’ overall by Ofsted following an inspection in October. The report, published on November 24, is its first since opening in 2017. School leadership was rated ‘good’ as was students’ personal development, but its overall rating was dragged down by the quality of education and pupils’ behaviour and attitudes. Sutton House is a SEMH school; Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which children have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. … Pupils’ attendances was highlighted as one of the barriers to achievement. While inspectors did praise school leadership for working with families which had led to “significant improvements” for some individuals, the report noted that too any pupils were still not attending as regularly as they should be. The school was also praised for reducing incidents of challenging behaviour across….


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