Primary school’s pride at achieving national award

Primary school’s pride at achieving national award

by Henry James (July 2022)

TRINITY CofE/Methodist Primary School in Skelmersdale has achieved the Inclusive School Award with Centre of Excellence status.

Tony Currie, headteacher, said that after the school received the Inclusion Quality Mark, “this tremendous award recognises the hard work and dedication of our parents, staff and children – especially how well we work in partnership to meet the needs of our amazing children.”

IQM said the school’s vision clearly has its “foundations in ‘togetherness’ and this is not just part of their religious ethos, but it is all encompassing and at the heart of the entire school and also their Sunflower and Seedlings Nursery.”

IQM also noted that the school employs a “proactive and inspiring scheme” which include ‘giving the children a voice and a time to discuss and put thought into their

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actions toward their aspirations such as being a hero, a confident citizen, a passionate performer, a creator, a team player, a culture vulture, a nature warrior, a prayerful pupil, an explorer, to be happy and healthy, to be aware of others and importantly – having time to play and be a child.’

IQM commented that the headteacher was ‘clear in relation to the inclusive strengths of the school, which became more and more apparent throughout the assessment day.’

They said, “he spoke with pride about how his team have an unmatched and meticulous knowledge of the school cohort and how challenging times nationally, only reaffirmed the bonds between the families and school.”

The headteacher described his role as a worship leader and part of that role being the celebration of the success of others.

Staff spoken to during the assessment spoke of how their interests, skills and vocation perfectly matched their roles within school.

IQM also highlighted other issues, such as the school’s ‘Supportive’ Governing Body; and the school’s work with parents.

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