Head Teachers Message & Ofsted Reports

HEAD TEACHERS MESSAGE

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to PRISM Independent School.

I have had the privilege of working at PRISM for 15 years, 3 years as Executive Head. Over this time myself and the team here at PRISM have worked hard to ensure that our learners are offered a diverse and challenging curriculum that stretches their ability educationally whilst developing their citizenship skills. I am very aware that the young people entering our school have presented a wide range of issues preventing them from ‘achieving their potential’.  As a team we focus on replacing these barriers with trust, and take pride in supporting our learners on to further education, employment or training and to become positive active members of the community. We take great delight in their success.

We strive to ensure that the potential found within our environments ensures that we are accessible, safe and supportive whilst still being educationally challenging and demanding. Our learners are holistically supported to participate in process’s that aim to close the attainment gap between themselves and their mainstream counterparts.

I am proud to be Head Teacher, proud of my staff team and most importantly proud of all our young people.

Katie Corfield

Executive Head

OFSTED REPORTS

As a DfE registered Independent School, PRISM is subject to an Ofsted Inspection. One of our past reports can be downloaded using the links below or a paper copy can be requested via e mail or telephone request;

OFSTED REPORT MARCH 2022

I am very pleased to announce that PRISM Independent School received a ‘requires improvement’ from the Ofsted inspection held on the March 2022. I am so proud of all our staff and pupils for their hard work and dedication over the last 3 years which has led to the achievement of this grade. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of our pupils and our partner schools for their ongoing support. A few excerpts from the report are below, but you can read the full report by following the link.

“Leaders are ambitious for what pupils could achieve socially and emotionally.”

“Relationships are a strength of the school. This is founded on the quality of the

personal development curriculum and the persistence and patience of staff. Pupils

appreciate the work that the school does for them. They recognise that staff are

approachable and that there is always someone on hand to lend an ear in times of

crisis for them.”

PRISM Independent School – Ofsted Report March 2022

Complaints

During academic year 2020.2021, 2 complaints were made and investigated. Outcomes for these held with the senior management team.