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Educational accreditations are a type of quality assurance process under which service and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met.  If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the appropriate agency.

In January 2018, we were awarded the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award.  Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.  We congratulate Mrs Lee who has led this work and the rest of the staff and children on this achievement.


In December 2017, we received the Historical Association GOLD Quality Mark.  The report attached provides all the detail so please take a look.  Miss Clayton led the work for this.

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In October 2017, Callands was successful in achieving the Stonewall Silver Accrediation.  The Bronze, Silver and Gold awards give greater recognition to schools tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating diversity. They also enable schools to effectively benchmark their progress and give direction to their ongoing work in this area.  Miss Fairhurst has led this work.


In September 2017, we received notification that we have been successful in achieving The Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM). This award is based on reviewing, sharing and building on best practice to ensure that each and every pupil is engaged in dynamic and engaging learning which is contextualised by the world around them. Mr Kirk has led this work and he will now work to achieve Silver status.


In August 2017, the School was awarded the Primary Languages Development Award. The Primary Languages Development Award enables primary schools to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their MFL provision. Schools can achieve Establishing, Enhancing and Outstanding awards. To achieve a Primary Languages Development Award schools follow a simple process of self–assessment and evidence gathering supported by our primary languages mentor and submit this online to the Primary Languages Network. Mrs Bootland has led this work and she will now work towards the Enhancing element.



In July 2017, Callands was successful in achieving the BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) Award.   The BIG AWARD is given for excellence in bullying intervention. It is offered to schools, services, groups or Local Authorities. Members work to meet the externally agreed criteria to be awarded.
The criteria are carefully managed to suit the needs of different organisations. This award is both earned and evidenced.  This award shows that your school  or service takes bullying seriously enough to work towards accepted good practice.  Miss Fairhurst has led this work.

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In March 2017, Callands was successful in achieving the afPE quality mark.  The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is the only PE Subject Association in the UK.

They are committed to being the representative organisation of choice for people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and in the wider community.  Their work includes developing physical education related policy and related statements, responding to consultations, meeting with representatives from partner organisations and political representatives, and promoting the subject in a variety of forums.  Their purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, influencing developments in physical education at national and local levels. Miss Whittaker led this work.


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