Princeton House ‘good’ in all areas

Well done to everyone at Princeton House, recently receiving an inspection rating from Ofsted of ‘good’ in all areas of provision this August.

Inspectors noted how the registered manager’s “positive and solution-focused attitude is reflected by staff” and how “warm and welcoming” the home is. It was recognised how children are involved in helping to choose furniture and artwork within the home and have the freedom to decorate their rooms in a way that “reflects their personalities, interests and tastes”.

It was also commented upon how children “influence the way their home is run and are listened to by staff”. Particularly too, inspectors noted how children are supported and encouraged to talk about any worries or concerns they may have during transition times, when they “move into the home or leave as part of move-on plans”.

Ther importance of family connections was also positively noted and that “staff recognise and respect each child’s heritage”.

At Restorative, all children are supported to be active and take part in their local communities. Not only does this benefit children’s physical and emotional health, but it leads to further opportunities for the children. Ofsted recognised this and how such encouragement led to one child recently singing on the main stage at a community event.

Safety, and how children say they feel not only safe but how they can seek help if they need to, was another positive area of inspection. Again, the staff support was recognised, and how staff “take on board” children’s viewpoints, helping them to “find strategies to help them manage their own emotions and … keep themselves safe”.

Well done on a great inspection result, Princeton House team. Due recognition for all your hard work and dedication to the children we care for and support. Congratulations from everyone at Restorative!