Alderman Knight School has received an 'outstanding' judgement in each of its last 3 OFSTED's going back to 2010. The last inspection in 2019 was full of praise for the quality of the school's work, the great teaching, the superb support given to the pupils, the pupils' achievements and their and enjoyment of their education, the excellent work done by everyone who works in the school, the governors, and also the invaluable support given by parents.
Although we are proud to be rated 'outstanding' we take nothing for granted and continually strive to improve and develop the school.
OFSTED Full Inspection January 2019
" Teachers plan lessons exceptionally well. Learning is organised so that pupils build on their prior knowledge and skills. Teachers set objectives which outline what each pupil is expected to learn during the lesson. Pupils have a good understanding of this approach and know exactly what they need to do to be successful. " - Ofsted 2019
“The pastoral support team is available throughout the day to support pupils who are finding things hard. This enables pupils to have a consistently high level of support from the same group of staff when they need it.” - Ofsted 2019
“Pupils make very strong progress in their personal development and behaviour. Once pupils have settled into the school they quickly respond to the high expectations, skilful teaching and supportive environment to make sustained progress.” - Ofsted 2019
OFSTED Full Inspection April 2014
Please find a copy of our previous inspection report below. It is, as you will see, full of praise for all aspects of the school. The inspectors were impressed by all they saw, and by the way the pupils spoke to them.
OFSTED Full Inspection December 2010
On behalf of the governors and parents, I would also like to pay due tribute to the work done by all the staff of the school. Every member of staff - teaching, administrative and support - makes a crucial contribution. The teaching is rightly described as outstanding and it is at the heart of the school’s work – enthusiastic pupils being inspired by highly qualified, imaginative, committed teachers, supported by equally hardworking and dedicated support staff. Thank you to all of them.
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