ISI Inspection Report

Following an inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in February 2022, we are pleased to announce that The Rowans School meets all the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements and no further actions is required as a result of this inspection.

‘The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.’

‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.’

‘Pupils’ achievement is excellent. Pupils demonstrate substantial skills, knowledge and understanding across the range of subjects. Typically, the quality of work is beyond that expected for the age group.’

‘Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding very well because staff know their subjects and communicate about them clearly and enthusiastically.’

‘Pupils demonstrate excellent communication skills. Much writing seen is of an extremely high standard. Pupils’ mathematical skills and knowledge are outstanding. Pupils’ mathematical abilities are strengthened by staff who are very observant of when pupils have difficulties and offer clear support in a timely fashion.’

‘Pupils demonstrated excellent focus and attitudes to learning in all lessons and activities seen. In addition, pupils who spoke to the inspectors expressed very strong enthusiasm for, and delight in their learning and achievement. They said that teachers always make their learning fun.’

‘Pupils’ academic and other achievements are strong for their ages and the size of the school. Leavers succeed in obtaining places at their choice of subsequent schools, including those with competitive entry requirements.’

‘Pupils show excellent self-confidence and self-awareness for their age. Leaders and staff promote a ‘can-do’ approach to learning so that pupils are unafraid to make mistakes and attempt things more than once They relate to pupils in an entirely positive and encouraging manner that promotes pupils’ self-confidence effectively.’

Pupils consistently demonstrate excellent social collaboration and teamwork. These were witness in all lessons seen. Pupils exhibit outstanding appreciation of diversity for their age. They explained articulately, and with feeling, the importance of rights and expressed passionately that all human beings should have the same rights. Leaders and staff make very effective use of opportunities to engage pupils with the wider world.’

To read the full Inspection Report please click on the link below.

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