Letter from Ofsted Inspector to pupils

July 3rd, 2012

22 June 2012

Dear Pupils

Inspection of St Vincent’s School, A Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs, Liverpool, L12 9HN

I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed visiting your school with my colleague Sonya, who visited your residential houses. We both agreed that your school is outstanding and we know that you think this, too. You might like to know a few of the things that we think are especially wonderful aboutSt Vincent’s.

■ We agree with you that staff in your school care for you exceptionally well. They keep you safe and help you to learn to do things for yourselves.

■ Your teachers do a fantastic job in teaching you to learn to read and write using braille, large print, computers and other sorts of technology.

■ Teachers are excellent at planning work which is well-matched to all your different needs. They help you to pass exams and complete coursework to get awards of which you are very proud, so well done to you.

■ Your behaviour is excellent and helps you to learn really well.

■ Your principal, senior teachers and members of the governing body are always looking for ways to make things better for you and have made improvements to the curriculum which we are sure you will find helpful.


We have asked the school to do just a couple of things to become even better.

■ We have asked your teachers to make sure that they develop and monitor the new personalised planning to ensure that it meets your needs really well.

■ We have also asked teachers who have responsibility for different aspects of the new curriculum to work with other teachers to ensure that it improves your learning.

Thank you for making our visit so enjoyable and for telling us how much you enjoy school.

Yours sincerely,

Hilary Ward

Lead Inspector