Inspection of Royal Blind School, Edinburgh City Council

Key strengths of the school

  • Confident, happy young people who are supportive of each other and well-engaged in their learning.
  • High-quality learning experiences, resulting in confident young people who are able to talk about the positive impact the school is having on their lives.
  • The range of local, national and international partners who contribute positively to young people’s learning and achievement.
  • Opportunities for young people to develop skills in mobility and independence through well-planned, challenging habilitation programmes.
  • In the residences, strong partnerships across care, nursing and therapy resulting in a well-coordinated approach for individualised care and support.

We discussed with staff and the Board of Governors how they might continue to improve the school. This is what we agreed with them.

  • Further develop the curriculum in line with national guidance.
  • Improve the collation and accreditation of the full range of young people’s achievements and attainment.
  • Ensure that improvement planning projects have a positive impact on learners’ experiences and outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ensure that those with leadership responsibility continue to work together to take forward improvements in the school linked to the vision, values and aims.

What happens at the end of the inspection?

We are satisfied with the overall quality of provision. We are confident that the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements. As a result, we will make no further visits in connection with this inspection. The Board of Governors will inform parents about the school’s progress as part of the Board of Governor’s arrangements for reporting to parents on the quality of the school.

Editors' note

Copies of the full published letter and the quality indicators are available on the school's report page on the Education Scotland website.