The School was inspected in November 2017 and judged to be Inadequate. There has been significant support provided for leadership and governance including a support team from The Gryphon School with an additional Assistant Head with responsibility for Teaching and Learning, English Improvement Support and a Community Lead. A new Business Manager as well as a new Catering Manager have also been seconded to strengthen the team at King Arthur’s.
There is currently an Interim Executive Board who are promoting and overseeing rapid improvement in the school to ensure that there is a strong sustainable strategy for future development. There is a staff restructuring process underway. The new structure of leadership, specialist teaching positions and support staff posts will be in place for the new academic year.
The Gryphon’s ‘Teaching, Learning and Assessment’ model is being used with King Arthur’s, and common systems are being implemented for curriculum design, feedback and marking. New policies have been introduced covering areas such as attendance, aspirations and behaviour. SENCO support is being provided by The Gryphon’s highly experienced and qualified team to best support students. It is expected that all the systems, policies and approaches introduced this year will continue.
In summary, there is a great sense of pride in what we collectively already achieve, and we have accepted the challenge for achievement to be even higher at King Arthurs. Education is more than just test and exam results – we place great value on the personal development of each child. We aim for them to ultimately leave school as well-rounded young people with a strong sense of what is socially, morally and culturally acceptable, and to feel that they have a contribution to make to the greater community.