Our curriculum, quality of education and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils is judged as outstanding.
After school clubs, enrichment activities, residentials and international trips supports progress and enriches the learning experience.
Students gain qualifications and awards in a range of subjects and activities.
Staff have high expectations of all students and of themselves which has gained us Investors in People Gold Standard.
We are continually developing and improving our facilities and the learning/achievement opportunities we offer to accommodate students with ASD.
All staff participate in training to enable us to create a therapeutic, learning environment that enhances pupils development & progress.
Since 2005, we have successfully educated and supported children and young people at Insights; enabling them to make the most of their experiences and future opportunities.
Our ethos creates a welcoming and motivating environment.
Investors in People
In July 2013, Insights ESC Ltd achieved and maintained the Investors In People Gold Standard. The IIP Assessor stated in her final report that: “Achieving Gold status means that Insights ESC Ltd is in the top 3% of the 45,000 UK organisations who hold IIP accreditation.”
The assessor identified much strength within the organisation:
Learning and development
“Learning and development is clearly at the heart of the organisation’s strategy for the delivery of its business objectives. There are clear plans in place that make sure that resources are made available, capacity and capability is developed and above all continuous learning is simply the way things are done at Insights.”
Working at Insights
“The school uses the traditional approaches to ensuring there is a people management strategy in place e.g. strong communication processes, clear expectations against which people are expected to deliver but are fully supported through the supervision and appraisal processes but it goes deeper at Insights, as the school is clearly concerned about the health and well – being of staff and ensures that people have a good work-life balance and manages to ensure that people are enabled to use their natural talents and to develop their professional practice e.g. non- qualified teachers being supported to achieve qualified status. These activities (or equivalent) should be present in any ‘good’ organisation but at Insights it goes beyond simply having good practice in place and it is at the heart of equality e.g. if the school is preparing students to make a contribution to society then this belief is genuinely extended to all staff.”
Working with the students
“The big difference that I noticed during this assessment was the passion that each and every member of the school team demonstrated throughout the discussions and their willingness to give their time so that the students leave the school prepared to be able to make a contribution to society and to live independently.”
Over the next academic year, Insights ESC will continue to expand, develop and build on these achievements to provide positive experiences and outcomes for its staff and students.