What our awards offer

Formal recognition that a school has met – and can evidence – very high standards of provision and practice.
School improvement
Strategies and interventions that bring about positive change and improve pupil outcomes.
Whole-school approach
Involve the wider community and relevant stakeholders – such as parents, pupils and staff – in the change process.

Our range of awards

Wellbeing Award for Schools
Promote emotional wellbeing and mental health across your school
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Excellence in Pupil Development Award
Develop pupil skills that last a lifetime
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Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award
Maximise the impact of teaching assistants across your school
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Leading Parent Partnership Award
Develop positive relationships with parents
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SEND Inclusion Award
Improve outcomes for pupils with SEND
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Steps to achieving an award

2. Action planning
3. Portfolio building
4. Verification
5. Accreditation
6. Reassessment
Next step
Action planning
Next step
Portfolio building
  • Collect evidence to meet the award framework
  • Showcase your achievements and successes
  • Store evidence online or compile your own folder
Next step
  • Arrange an in-school visit with a trained award verifier
  • Collaboratively assess your achievements
  • Demonstrate how you have achieved each KPI
Next step
  • Time to celebrate and share your achievements
  • Receive a certificate of achievement valid for three years
  • Continue your great work post-accreditation
Next step
  • Apply for reassessment after three years
  • Demonstrate sustained progress and impact
  • Renew your accreditation for three more years
Next step

'The award process has prompted us to analyse our practice in many different areas and there have been many whole-school improvements as a consequence'

Mr John Cregg, Headteacher
Priestnall School
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Case studies

How our awards have impacted whole-school communities

Case Studies

Read about our successful schools and the impact of our awards

'The journey has meant that our students, the most important stakeholders in any educational setting, now benefit from the best possible provision'
I feel that going through the award has slowly changed the attitude of many of the Teaching Assistants
As staff we have felt that one of our strengths has been the quality of our relationships with parents and the support that we offer has been a strength of our school