A SPECIAL needs school in White City has been classed as 'outstanding' in its latest Ofsted report.
Inspectors vising the Jack Tizard School, in South Africa Road, found that students were given an excellent level of support and guidance which helped them in all aspects of their personal development.
This result now means that all of the borough's five special schools have been deemed 'outstanding' in the past two years.
The report stated that the school, which caters for children aged two-19 with learning difficulties and severe disabilities, has become a success thanks to the determination and hard work of headteacher Cathy Welsh and her staff.
Mrs Welsh, said: "It reflects the unrelenting desire of all our staff and therapists to offer each and every one of our students the highest possible standard of teaching, learning and care. There is a strong collaborative ethos between teaching staff, therapists and parents who work together to ensure a holistic approach to meeting students needs. This is from the minute the students are admitted to the school to the day they leave to go in to their post-school placements."
Inspectors also commended the school's hydrotherapy pool, which was opened by Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha last year. Mr Cameron's son Ivan had been a pupil at the White City school before his death in February 2010.
The report, said: "The pool has enabled students to develop their communication, interpersonal, cognitive and physical skills. Students make outstanding progress in learning about the value and enjoyment of physical activity. They take part in rebound therapy, yoga and community-based activities such as swimming. They make particularly good progress, for instance, during hydrotherapy sessions, which they enjoy immensely.”
The pool is used by students three days a week and is open to the local community on the other two days.
The four other Hammersmith and Fulham schools to be judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted are Woodlane High School, Cambridge School, Queensmill School and Bridge Academy.