Peterborough School receives top accolade for improvement in key subjects

A national accolade for quality has been awarded to Nene Valley Primary School for its work in improving the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of its pupils who are vulnerable to underachievement.

The Quality Mark Award recognises the impressive work being done by the school to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all pupils, particularly those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

The award has been developed by leading education charity Achievement for All (AfA), which offers support programmes to schools to help them improve outcomes in the lowest achieving 20 per cent.

Nene Valley Primary School has been working in partnership with Achievement for All since January 2013 and has seen a marked improvement in many aspects including working with parents and carers on children’s targets.

Becky Marrs, deputy head teacher at Nene Valley Primary School, said: “Through our partnership with Achievement for All, we have reviewed aspects of our practice in school, refining what we do for the benefit of the children. The collaborative nature of the partnership has enabled us to learn from other schools and share good practice.”

Lyn Byatt, deputy regional lead at Achievement for All, said: “We are thrilled to present Nene Valley Primary School with this much deserved award.

“They have shown a high quality of leadership and teamwork, refining personalised approaches for the children through developing well-being and raising aspirations alongside academic learning in partnership with the parents.”