Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley is closing: Why weren’t the school’s issues discovered earlier?

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Independent schools such as RSSKL are not usually inspected by Ofsted.

In the case of Rudolf Steiner they are instead inspected by the School Inspection Service (SIS).

The SIS visited in March 2015 and found that safeguarding requirements were “fully met”, although some other areas such as leadership, management, and health and safety did require improvements.

An unannounced inspection by the SIS in November 2015 found that some of these issues had been tackled – but not the key issues of leadership, management, and health and safety.

RSSKL was then told to create an action plan to deal with these issues, which was sent to the government. But the government rejected this plan, and then a second revised plan too.

Also on HemelToday:

Rudolf Steiner School is closing: The full story

The timeline of how events unfolded

The background to RSSKL’s closure

A mother of an RSSKL student tells us of how she feels “betrayed”

A former student speaks highly of his time at the school

What is Herts County Council doing?

What will happen to the current RSSKL students?

What will happen to the current RSSKL grounds and properties?

What did the school have to say?

Why weren’t the school’s issues discovered earlier?