OFSTED

Alderwood School was inspected by OFSTED in January 2020 and was graded GOOD.

Here are the main findings from the report:

The ambitious amalgamation of three predecessor schools into an all-through school has been successful. Pupils are proud to attend Alderwood School. They feel they belong here. Alderwood is a safe and happy school. Pupils like being at school and they attend regularly. Leaders, governors and staff are united in their aspiration for pupils to ‘be the best they can be’.

Across all three sites pupils’ behaviour is consistently calm and positive. In lessons, pupils listen carefully to teachers and show respect for each other. Inspectors were impressed with how sensibly pupils behave around the school. Relationships between staff and pupils are friendly and supportive. Pupils learn to become responsible citizens.

Children in the early years get off to a good start. Well-planned and interesting activities enable children to develop their early learning skills quickly, both indoors and outdoors. Staff provide helpful support to develop children’s vocabulary. Children are busy, happy and settled. They play and co-operate well together.

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders have established a culture where the well-being and safety of pupils is given the highest importance. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.

We are constantly striving to improve our school. Click here for a copy of our school improvement plan main targets.

You can view our latest Ofsted report on the Ofsted website

 

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