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Silver level Philosophy for Children (P4C) award with SAPHERE

We are so proud at Alt Bridge to have achieved the Silver level Philosophy for Children (P4C) award with SAPHERE. We embarked on this journey around four years ago, introducing P4C across the curriculum over time. The results have been amazing in supporting our students to develop and apply their thinking skills. Our teachers are all trained in delivering P4C lessons which enables us to use the approach to deepen each child’s learning experience. We are delighted to receive this award and have enjoyed working with Julie McCann (SAPHERE trainer) who has provided her expert guidance and support over time.

Silver Certificate

National Autistic Society Accreditation

In 2023, Alt Bridge proudly achieved the National Autistic Society award following a rigorous three day assessment. As a school which caters for a large number of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, this was a key award for us to pursue and uphold the values of. We were delighted with the outcome and our assessment report which reflects the significant work undertaken to ensure all of our students feel comfortable and able to access the full range of our provisions.

Read more about this at the following news page;

Rights Respecting Silver Award 2023

In 2023, Alt Bridge School were delighted to achieve the silver Rights Respecting Silver Award and are currently on their way to gold! This fantastic award continues to shape the work we do in making rights, equalities, respect and dignity pivotal to our school ethos and environment. Educating our staff, students and school community about these issues continues to be our mission in contributing to the creation of a fair and just society. Read more about this at the article below;

Knowsley Education Awards 2023

In 2023, Alt Bridge School were recognised as winners in two award categories!

Special School of the Year – awarded in recognition of the significant changes to the school learning environment to create a calm and positive setting for all.

Post-16 Provider of the Year – awarded in recognition of our excellent post-16 provision which later went onto be recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in our Ofsted inspection of November 2023.

Parent Partnership Award

In 2023, Alt Bridge achieved the Parent partnership Award with SSAT for its work to support and involve our parents and carers. We prioritise our work with families to ensure the best outcomes possible for our learners. Quotes from the report include;

“Alt Bridge’s approach to parental partnership is strategic and proactive”

“There is regular communication and interaction with parents and this takes many forms including providing information, celebration, and addressing concerns. Feedback from parents and carers is valued.”

Careers Standards Award

In Autumn 2023, Alt Bridge School proudly achieved the Careers Standards Award in recognition of excellent practice in preparing our students for success into adulthood in their chosen career paths. We also achieved 100% of the Gatsby Benchmarks!

Final Assessor Report for Alt Bridge School 20.9.23

Inclusion Quality Mark 2022-2025

In 2022, Alt Bridge were successfully awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark in recognition of the quality of our provision for all students. We are working towards Centre of Excellence status as our next steps.

The features of our provision can be read about further in our award report below;


Attachment and Trauma Sensitive Schools Award

In November 2021, Alt Bridge achieved the Attachment and Trauma Sensitive Schools award following assessment by Dr Jenny Nock. Our practice achieved the bronze award in recognition of our attachment and trauma friendly practices, awareness and provisions.

Alt Bridge Awarding Letter

Century Learning

The award has been given by Century Learning due to our students’ engagement in the Spring Term 2020. Well done to everyone involved in encouraging the use of this programme with our students!

Wellbeing Award

Alt Bridge School WAS Verification Report

We are pleased with the report and the recognition of the huge amount of work completed to achieve this award and raise the profile of wellbeing throughout the school.

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