Following two previous inspections deeming the school as inadequate, the leadership teams at Our Lady’s High School in Higher Blackey have completely transformed the failing to school to become a school that is rated “Good” in all areas. The latest Ofsted report has praised the efforts of the staff to turn the school around.
Headteacher Lee Ormsby took over at the helm of the school in 2015 and has been working relentlessly with senioe leadership, staff, parents and pupils with a mission to develop all students to their full potential.
Many of our tenants have children who attend this school, and like us they are proud of the huge feat achieved by the team at Our Lady’s RC High. With Blackley becoming an ever more popular choice with renters, especially those with young families, this result by Ofsted has cemented Blackley as an up and coming area for property investment and this school one to watch for the future.
It claims that landlords are twice as likely to accept potential tenants who own pets than people who claim benefits.
The article goes on to look at the case of one particular tenant, Eva, who is a single parent, working full time but having her low wage subsidised by Housing Benefit. Day in day out we come across numerous people like Eva, hard working, honest people who have become victims of a stereotype and face discrimination due to their circumstances. We do not recommend or condone lying about your circumstances to obtain a rental property, often with our tenants it is the case that we can sit down and work together to agree affordability and help find a suitable property, as we understand the local market and our landlords tend to be receptive to tenants in receipt of benefits.
The private rented sector has doubled in size since 2002 and now accounts for 20% of all UK households, recent cuts in welfare means benefit payments in many parts of Manchester no longer cover the rest.
You can see our thoughts below on this short video regarding renting to people on housing benefit
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