Blacon High School has been successful, yet again, in being awarded the renewal of the Basic Skills Quality Mark.
The Basic Skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.
It also provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school, including those who underachieve and those who under attain.
The assessor visited school on February 4th 2015 and spoke to a number of staff who are responsible for SEND, Most Able and Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum. A group of students also met with the assessor and the final report detailed a variety of quotes from the students, including quotes such as “This school won’t give up on you” and “It’s a lot easier to do well here than it is to struggle”. These responses are an indication of how well the students feel supported and guided here at Blacon High School and how supported they feel in striving to achieve the very best outcomes possible.