Milton Park Primary School awarded Quality Mark
PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 July 2017
A school from Weston-super-Mare has been given a national award for its work with pupils who are vulnerable to underachievement.
The Quality Mark Award has been given to Milton Park Primary School to recognise the impressive work it has carried out to improve the wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem of pupils.
The prestigious accolade, which is awarded by Achievement for All (AfA), marks progress in reading, writing and maths for all pupils, especially those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Milton Park, in Milton Park Road, has been working in partnership with the national charity since 2015 to help pupils from of all abilities and backgrounds to reach their full potential.
Gail Matter, deputy headteacher and AfA champion at Milton Park, said: “We are very proud to have achieved the Quality Mark status.
“It has enabled us to maintain our relentless focus on highly personalised learning and is recognition of all the hard work and commitment from staff, parents and pupils at Milton Park.”
Achievement for All works closely with parents, carers, teachers and children to secure the best outcome for their students through personalised targets.
Schools are assessed on a variety of categories including strategic planning, quality of teaching and learning, effective use of interventions, pupil progress and community relationships.
Sue Burrows, from AfA, said: “We are thrilled to present Milton Park with this much-deserved award.
“They have shown outstanding leadership and staff clearly demonstrate a passion and determination for improving the lives of vulnerable youngsters in the school and the wider community.
“It’s evident that our work to enhance parental engagement has had a very positive outcome on the school and has assisted in helping children in making better progress. “The children themselves are engaged in their learning journey, surrounded by an environment that supports and inspires them to work at the highest level.
“Our programmes are designed to be a whole school improvement tool and Milton Park has shown a continued commitment and success in improving outcomes for their children.
“Huge congratulations to teachers, parents, carers and children at Milton Park for all their hard work.”