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  • Alderman Knight School
    Ashchurch Road
    GL20 8JJ
  • Head: Mrs C Steel
  • T 01684 295 639
  • F 01684 295 639
  • E admin@alderman…
  • W www.aldermankn…
  • A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 16 with moderate learning difficulties, complex needs, and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 119
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 2nd April 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 8th December 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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'My mum is not so stressed now I'm here' … Two children will stay in the flat on a Friday night with staff to give the parents a night off. Some children who come from mainstream school are surprised that...

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'My mum is not so stressed now I'm here' … Two children will stay in the flat on a Friday night with staff to give the parents a night off. Some children who come from mainstream school are surprised that they do not have their own TA …

Head teacher

Since 2006, Clare Steel. 'Personable, warm and professional,' is how one mother described her. It is a good description. Steel has established a strong rapport with pupils and parents. She started her teaching career as a chemistry teacher at Stroud High School for Girls before joining Alderman Knight School - first time around – from 1992 to 1995. She worked at The Whitminster Pupil Referral Centre, Cam House Special School in Cheltenham, and Kingsmead Secondary School before becoming the SEN adviser for Gloucestershire and an Ofsted...

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Special Education Needs

Alderman Knight School caters for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties plus emotional and behavioural difficulties, communication difficulties and ASD.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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