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Welcome to Alderman Knight School

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Alderman Knight is a very successful and well-established special school for children aged 7 to 19 with moderate and additional learning difficulties, complex needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The majority of our pupils live within the Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds area but the school is also able to take pupils from outside the local area as the need arises.

We are very proud to have been rated as an Outstanding school by Ofsted on our last three inspections giving Alderman Knight an excellent reputation. With a highly skilled and dedicated staff team we work together to ensure all children experience an exciting curriculum, tailored to meet their individual needs. As a result, there is a safe, caring and supportive ethos across the school that enables the children to be happy at school and achieve well in their learning.

The school buildings provide a carefully designed learning environment for our pupils, allowing them to access amazing facilities across the school, from specialist classrooms including a life skills flat to a sensory room and outdoor play equipment. The school has been further developed over recent years with the addition of our Post 16 Centre in 2016 and a new build that is due for completion in May 2021.

Values and Ethos

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Vision Statement

The school wishes to be recognised as a dynamic, vibrant, centre of excellence that is an integral part of the local community and county's provision for pupils with special educational needs and wholly committed to ensuring they grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.


Aim of the School

 "To provide a supportive learning community that enables all children to thrive


  • Pupils are provided with an enriched and extended curriculum, tailored to individual needs. This will help them develop positive feelings of self-worth and confidence and will enable them to make a successful transition to adulthood and be active and responsible citizens.

  • Parents, carers and families are encouraged and enabled to engage in their children's learning. They will be consulted and involved in decision-making processes and this will enable the school to ensure provision both for their children and themselves is accurately matched to need.

  • Staff will have their individual needs recognised and will be helped to build on their strengths and enabled to develop their skills further through appropriate professional development opportunities.

  • It works together with its local community of schools to extend the opportunities for all pupils to develop their individual strengths and potential.

British Values

In 2015 the Department for Education encouraged Schools to promote fundamental British values. These are:-

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

At Alderman Knight School we promote British Values by:-

  • Working to develop pupil’s self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Assisting pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of our land
  • Supporting pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how pupilscan contribute positively to the lives of those in the locality of the school and society
  • Aiding pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services
  • Encouraging tolerance and harmony between different cultures by enabling students to develop an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • Inspiring everyone to have respect for other people
  • Developing respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process


DEMOCRACY

  • Pupils have a say what happens in our school
  • Pupils vote for school council representatives
  • Pupils vote for our chosen house charities
  • Pupils engage in learning about local and general elections


THE RULE OF LAW

  • Pupils learn about the roles of the police to help keep people safe
  • Pupils investigate the role of courts and the justice system
  • Pupils develop knowledge on what Parliament is and how it works
  • Pupils learn about the various legal ages within the UK


INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for own actions
  • Pupils are taught the UN Rights of a Child
  • Pupils are helped to understand consequences of their actions
  • Pupils are given choices about different clubs they can attend at lunchtimes


MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE

  • Pupils develop their knowledge of various religions and faiths within the world and UK
  • Pupils are encouraged to respect other peoples beliefs and opinions
  • Pupils develop their understanding that everyone is different

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