We are delighted to announce that Newman School has recently been awarded a Basic Skills (All-through Special School) Quality Mark Award for the fourth time.This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard. This is a special ten year award, as Newman School is now a 4th Award holder.
The Basic Skills Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and Mathematics.
To achieve the Quality Mark Newman Schools had 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 when continuing development by the school and evidence of impact of actions must be demonstrated.
Newman School and its pupils are very proud to achieve this award, and we invite all families to share in that with us.