Helsby High School has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. The Framework for Exceptional Education is a self-review and planning tool incorporating SSAT’s 30 years of experience in school improvement. Co-developed with a group of high-performing schools and reviewed by leading academics, the framework supports schools in quality-assuring their work and sharing effective practice.
To achieve accreditation as transforming in practice, Helsby High School was reviewed by another high-performing school and an independent moderator from SSAT. SSAT’s Chief Executive, Sue Williamson comments “for a school to be accredited for transforming practice is a real credit to their team and the quality of the work that they are doing”.
The school will receive its award at a presentation in Leeds on 7th June 2017. John Dowler, Headteacher at Helsby High School comments “I am delighted that the hard work and skills of the staff have been recognised through this award. Good quality teaching and learning is central to the success of young people. Further developing and improving the quality of teaching and learning remains a key priority for us all at Helsby High School. We are delighted that this award recognises some of the strategies that we are successfully implementing and the very good practice that exists across the school”.