School wins top English and maths award

Staff at a school are celebrating after being given a top award after improving maths and English teaching,

By Stephen Briggs
Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 5:00 am
The award recognises the work done by teachers at the school
The award recognises the work done by teachers at the school

Abbey College in Ramsey has been awarded a Quality Mark Award for English and Mathematics in recognition of its improving provision, practice and performance.

The award, which lasts for three years, promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and Mathematics.

Andy Christoforou, Headteacher at Abbey College, said: “At Abbey College, we believe in ensuring students are challenged in all aspects of their learning. Achieving this award builds

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on our recent success, and we have now achieved a hattrick of national accreditations this academic year, following the Quality in Careers Standard and Carnegie Centre of Excellence

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“I want to thank every member of staff for all the hard work and determination they have shown to achieve these awards, particularly during a challenging year. We are now working

to maintain our success in 2021 to further support our community moving forward.”

To achieve a Quality Mark, schools have to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework.

These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement agenda, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement;

intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families.

Effective monitoring and evaluation are also required, particularly to achieve renewal of the Quality Mark after three years.

As part of achieving the Quality Mark, Abbey College will receive a certificate and a plaque to display at the school.