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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 September 2018, we were awarded the Anti Bullying Alliance Gold Award.  Being part of All Together means that our school has strengthened its anti-bullying practices and improved the wellbeing of our pupils. The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) has been developing this programme over the past three years and it builds upon the work of the SEND anti-bullying champion programme which saw significant positive results. The aim of the programme is to establish All Together Schools. These are schools that have evidenced their work to reduce bullying of all pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN) who, evidence shows, are more likely to experience bullying.  We congratulate Mrs Brinkworth who has led this work and the rest of the staff and children on this achievement.

In September 2018, we were awarded the School Games Gold Award.  You may remember we already had the Silver accreditation but have improved further in 2017/8.  A fundamental reason behind this change is because of the significant number of after school clubs we offer and the percentages of children who attend these.  We congratulate Miss L McDermott who has led this work and the rest of the staff and children on this achievement.

In September 2018, we were awarded the Silver Artsmark by the Arts Council England.  They sent the following;

 Arts Council England celebrates your ongoing commitment to arts and cultural education, and the opportunities emerging across your whole setting. Your children and young people are offered equal opportunity to participate in a broad range of arts and cultural experiences, and you recognise the importance of development opportunities for your staff that have tangible results in these areas.

You understand the value of working with arts and cultural organisations and other settings, and are developing partnerships to enhance your provision. Your children and young people have an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture, and you are working to instil confidence and build on the foundations of your provision'.  

We congratulate Mrs Lee who has led this work and the rest of the staff and children on this achievement.

In July 2018, we were awarded the Gold Reading Quality Mark following a visit from an assessor.  The report attached provides all the details.  

In May 2018 we were awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Bronze Award. Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”  We congratulate Miss B McDermott who has led this work and the rest of the staff and children on this achievement.

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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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