Silver Birch is a small school which makes a big difference to the lives of its pupils in a short space of time.
The proprietor, who is also the headteacher, is passionate about improving the life chances of his pupils. He gives freely of his own time to take pupils to extra-curricular activities. He supports pupils and their families at all hours to ensure their protection and well-being.
Senior leaders and other members of staff share this commitment. Pupils quickly respond to the nurturing environment. They feel very safe and well cared for. They begin to take on responsibility for their own academic and personal development. As a result, behaviour in school is good.
The quality of teaching has improved since the previous inspection and is now good. Teachers have regular reviews and training to support their professional development.
Governors provide highly skilled and knowledgeable checks on safeguarding arrangements.
Good assessment on arrival at the school, together with the good teaching, enables pupils to catch up and fill gaps in their learning during the short time they are in the school.
Pupils are accessing an increased range of academic awards which ensures that all pupils can leave with qualifications which match their ability.