Beckfoot Allerton Ofsted Inspection

Beckfoot Allerton School, a member of Beckfoot Trust, has recently been inspected by Ofsted in March 2019. The school is judged to be requiring improvement. The school was last inspected in 2012 when it was judged to be outstanding. The report indicated that the newly established senior leadership team have secured some vital improvements to the quality of teaching, whilst Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare were judged to be good. The challenge for leaders at the school and the Trust is to further improve the quality of teaching, the breadth of the curriculum, the use of assessment to inform planning for progress and parental engagement. The inspectors are encouraged by the determination, the expertise and the approach being taken by the leaders of the school and the Beckfoot Trust to improve the school. 

Kate Horton, Headteacher of the school says 'the report was very fair and accurately reflects where the school is at this point in our development. We were very encouraged by the inspectors view that the leadership of the school is equipped to lead improvements. We were also delighted that the inspectors could see that our pupils’ attitudes to learning were consistently positive and that they were polite with very positive social skills. We are very proud of our school. We know what we have to do to get the school back to outstanding.' 

David Horn, CEO Beckfoot Trust says: 'The school has gone through a period of transition. Changes have been made to the leadership of the school which are undoubtedly now beginning to have impact. Equally some very positive meetings have taken place with parents to establish a closer relationship with them. The school will be inspected again in two years’ time. By that time the impact of what is beginning to take hold in the school now will be highly visible. The Trust is renowned for its ability to improve schools at pace. The same will happen here.'

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