A SPECIAL education school is back on the path to success after jumping from an inadequate to good rating by Ofsted.

Manchester Jewish School for Special Education was rated “Good” with outstanding features by the watchdog following an inspection in November.

The school is housed in a Jewish community centre in Bury Old Road, and takes on male and female pupils with special educational needs, aged from four years, for four-and-a-half days a week.

In their report, inspectors highlighted the role of the school’s new headteacher, Chana Brown, who took over the position in August this year, noting that her “swift actions have led to substantial improvements in a short time”.

The report continued by praising the school as having “a calm and nurturing environment in which pupils thrive.”

It further noted that the school’s provision for personal development, behaviour and welfare was “outstanding” and complimented pupils’ behaviour.

Inspectors said: “Pupils are extremely polite and well mannered”, adding that the school’s “bespoke support” is improving their self-esteem and confidence, including setting academic and emotional targets.”

The report also described how pupils are attentive and excited when they learn new things in lessons, as well as being proud of their achievements and celebrating other’s achievements.

Pupil’s are also taught to keep themselves safe and healthy, inspectors reported, such as dealing with uncomfortable situations and cooking basic meals ­— adding that pupils often enjoy visits and experiences to expand their opportunities.

Commenting on the report, Mrs Brown said: “I am extremely proud that my staff and I have achieved this fantastic result, through hard work and determination and most of all that the report reflects how safe and cared for our pupils feel.

“I am thrilled that Ofsted recognised the efforts made to ensure pupil motivation and progression. We look forward to many more future successes.”