Ofsted Good Grading

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with our amazing ALP community.

We have just received a glowing report from Ofsted, and we couldn’t be more proud of our dedicated staff, incredible students, and supportive carers and parents for making this possible.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to this incredible achievement. Your dedication and hard work are what make ALP Sittingbourne truly special.

Let’s continue working together to provide the best possible education and support for our students. The future looks brighter than ever.

Here are a few words from our Proprietor (Gemma Gosden) and Head Teacher (Jennifer Thomason) with their comments about the achievement.

Gemma Gosden:

“As a group, we have embarked on a lengthy journey to attain these objectives, and we express our profound gratitude to our dedicated staff, valued stakeholders, and collaborative partners for their significant contributions. With the attainment of the “Good” rating across the ALP group, we eagerly anticipate our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality education to the children and young individuals under our care.”

Jennifer Thomason:

ALP Sittingbourne were visited by Ofsted at the beginning of this term, we were delighted to showcase our wonderful school, staff and students over the three day inspection. It was fantastic to hear our students sharing about their positive experiences including how they “feel they are heard for the first time by the adults that work with them at school”. It was our privilege to share with the inspectors our outdoor learning provision, The Lodge, where our students enjoy animal care, forest school and swimming lessons. 

I would like to thank and congratulate my whole staff team who have worked incredibly hard since we opened our doors in September 2022. We are delighted to have achieved a Good grading across the board with Outstanding for Personal Development – the inspectors commented that “Leaders have designed an exceptionally enriching personal development programme that supports each pupil to reengage with education and to understand how school can contribute in a highly positive way to their lives.”