The Deaf Academy's children's home has been graded "outstanding" after its latest Ofsted inspection.

Rolle House, an Exmouth-based children's home that opened in 2020, looks after up to four children aged nine to 17.

The inspectors examined the services in November and credited the house with significant improvements in outcomes and positive experiences for children and young adults.

The overall experiences and progress of children and young people at the home was also deemed outstanding.

The inspectors stated: "The children’s home provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good.

"The actions of the children’s home contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people who need help, protection and care."

The report adds that the home is specifically tailored to the needs of deaf children, with a focus on sourcing special furniture that could cater to children's sensory needs.

Children either struggling with their complex needs or limited communication within their environment are now reportedly thriving at Rolle House.

They are supported to achieve and enjoy a normal childhood.

According to the report, children’s views are taken into account regularly, and the preparation for new residents' arrival is excellent.

For example, a new child is expected to move into the home, and plans are in place for them to spend time at the home and go on a festive trip with adults over Christmas.

Children also feel like they belong in the home and are nurtured to an elevated standard - "Children are making significant progress from their starting points".

Mr Heaver, assistant principal for residential care and safeguarding at the Deaf Academy said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been graded ‘Outstanding’. It is really important that our children’s home should feel as safe, warm and secure as a family home and we are pleased this has been recognised by the Ofsted inspectors."

"At Rolle House, we provide a home for children with some of the most complex of needs and the therapeutic, parenting approach of the manager, Sarah Harding, has truly made a difference to the children’s lives."

The full report is available on the Deaf Academy website.