Dagenham school receives ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

Trinity School. Picture: LBBD

Trinity School. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

A Dagenham school has received an outstanding rating following an Ofsted inspection.

Trinity School in Heathway, which is for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, was assessed earlier this month by Ofsted inspectors who turned up having given half a day’s notice.

Inspectors highlighted a “calm, consistent approach to behaviour management” and strong relationships between staff and pupils, according to the report.

However the report also noted that the school must ensure “learning activities are consistently matched to pupils’ abilities”.

Headteacher Susan Ball said: “We are delighted Trinity School was found to be outstanding. It is a privilege to work with our children and young people.

“We continue to strive every day to make a difference to their lives and the lives of their families.”

Nine out of 10 of the borough’s schools are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.