The Prescot School is proud to be accredited as an Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) Centre of Excellence
The assessor highlighted the following outstanding practice across the school.
“The Prescot School has a strong commitment to being an inclusive school which was palpably evident from all sources of evidence gathered during this assessment.
The school’s ethos of high aspiration, support and challenge underpins this commitment and is one that is widely held across all stakeholders.
Walking around the school at break and lunchtimes and during my visits to classrooms, it was evident that this is a very calm and purposeful school. The behaviour of the students was very good and in classrooms they were engaged in all of the lessons I visited. Students I spoke to were very positive about the school and in particular the respectful relationships they have with the adults in their school. There is an extensive programme of extra-curricular provision which the school works very hard to ensure that there are no barriers to prevent all children accessing some aspect.
Support for children with SEND is exceptional and the pastoral system is very strong, providing the necessary security for the students to be able to succeed.
The Prescot School has taken a significant number of students into the school from a variety of areas, schools and other providers. These students are mostly successfully integrated into the school community, however, their low starting points on entry does impact on outcomes in Year 11. For those students who access five years of education at the school there is a much better profile of achievement, with both progress and attainment much closer to national levels. The school has quite rightly focused on maintaining high academic targets for all students. In key stage 3 there is significant evidence that the work completed to improve outcomes, such as a focus on literacy, reading and numeracy are having a positive impact with increased numbers hitting high, aspirational targets.
Individuals are valued at this school and the very happy, caring atmosphere is immediately evident.
There is a sense of common purpose amongst staff, who have the students’ best interests at heart and they work very hard to meet their diverse needs.
Parents speak very highly of the school and they are involved in the life of the school in many ways.
There is a consistent approach to behaviour management resulting in high standards of learning behaviour throughout the school.
Every student has equality of access to a high quality educational experience and support needed on an individual basis. All are given the opportunity to meet their potential.
Students are very clear on what is expected of them and they feel very well supported by it. There is a very positive, happy atmosphere in the school and there is mutual respect between staff and students.
The school is thorough in monitoring all aspects of learning and teaching, to ensure a high degree of consistency of standards and approaches across the school.
Students are focused in their lessons and are engaged in learning. Behaviour is very good as is the learning ethos in all classrooms.
The school’s work with parents as partners is an excellent feature of the work of this school. The school staff take time to understand the individual needs of parents and seek to help them wherever possible.”
Please see the full IQM report for The Prescot School here.