The Lighthouse School was rated ‘Good’ by Office of Education Standards inspectors for the second time.
According to the report, “The overall performance of The Lighthouse School was judged to be good. This was because students’ progress, the quality of teaching, leadership and self- evaluation and improvement planning were all judged good. Leaders knew their school well. Development plans accurately identified the areas requiring improvement and detailed plans were in place to address them.”
The school specifically serves students who have moderate to profound special education needs. There are 120 students enrolled.
Lighthouse School was also rated 'Good' in February 2019, making it the only public school to meet the government's expected level of quality in the first cycle of inspections.
During the recent inspection, the school received 'Good' or the highest 'Excellent' rating in each of the 18 individual categories, improving its performance in several areas, including 'positive behaviour for good learning', 'assessment', 'health and safety', 'leadership' at the secondary level, and 'staffing and the learning environment'.
"The school had made good progress in addressing all of the recommendations from the previous report," according to inspectors.
Inspectors said leadership was good, and that staff and student morale is high: "The Acting Principal and her highly committed team have the capacity to further improve standards."
Because Lighthouse School was rated ‘Good’, it will not be inspected again until the next cycle of inspections beginning in January 2023.