Lantern of Knowledge judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
Lantern of Knowledge Secondary School were awarded Ofsted’s highest possible grade in all areas following their inspection in late November.
The school, based in Waltham Forest, London, received Outstanding in Overall Effectiveness as well as in Effectiveness of Leadership and Management, Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare and in Outcomes for Pupils.
The report determined that the school demonstrated at ‘strong sense of community, harmony and respect within the school (which) reflected the school ethos and aims of leaders and governors to develop well-rounded citizens’.
AMS UK Chairman, Ashfaque Chowdhury, commented, “This truly is an outstanding achievement for such a fantastic school who are an inspiration to Muslims in London and indeed, nationwide. As the inspection report shows, Lantern of Knowledge, from the governors to the students, take great care in the little things which have had a huge impact on outcomes. We encourage other schools to visit LOK and learn from the great work they are doing.”
The report also mentioned how, by working with an extra-curriculum partner, the school was able to ‘develop pupils’ self-confidence and self-awareness’.
Sab Bham of SalaamPeace, the schools’ local community and sports partner, who this year won the Points of Light award, said, “I am so proud of our association… I do not expect anything less as like SalaamPeace, LOK staff have a work ethic and an ethos that inspires success with humility. I hope that our association with the school continues to grow for many, many years.”
Lantern of Knowledge headteacher, Mr Abdullah Keekeebhai, said, “We whole heartedly say ‘Alhamdulillah’ (all praise is due to God) and thank all our pupils, parents, staff, management, governors, trustees and volunteers and the local and wider community for their outstanding hard work and dedication.”
The full Ofsted report can be found here – 2015 Lantern of Knowledge Ofsted Report